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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 14, JULY 15th, 2003 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Flag Raising Celebrates 30 Years Ceremonial Flag Was Raised Throughout Bahamas Including Abaco By Jennifer Hudson As part of the 30th Independence Anniversary Celebrations, a National Flag Raising Ceremony was held at Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour on July 8th. The ceremony opened with the presentation of the Bahamian flag to the Member of Parliament for South Abaco, Mr. Robert Sweeting, by Mrs. Yvonne Woods, National Coordinator, Ministry of Tourism. Officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Royal Bahamas Police Force raised the flag during the playing of the National Anthem by a quartet of musicians from the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. The flag, which was brought here by Mrs. Woods, had visited all but one of the Family Islands and, after being raised on Abaco, would then be carried to Grand Bahama before making its final stop in Nassau for the Independence Celebrations there. Master of Ceremonies, Administrator Alexander Williams, recognized the honorees for the occasion and representatives from several government departments, churches and businesses. Ms. Angela Clare, Director of Tourism for Family Islands, brought greetings from Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe. Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP, thanked all for coming to participate in this Independence Celebration and stated that he had reprePlease see Flag Raising Page 31 Regatta Time in Abaco just completed its 28th consecutive year of providing great competition for sailing visitors. The five-race series began on July 4, American Independence, in Green Turtle Cay and continued through Central Abaco to finish in Marsh Harbour on J uly 11. Shown here are the boats in one of two racing sailboat classes flying their colorful spinnakers. See story on page 10.Agriculture Showcased for Independence Five Men Were HonoredFive leading Abaco businessmen were honored on July 8 at the Flag Raising ceremony held in Marsh Harbour to commemorate Independence. Shown above are, left to right, Sen. Edison Key, who with Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP, presented the commemorative pins to the honored men; Mr. Patrick Bethel, honored for his contribution to education; Mr. Sweeting; Mr. Lernis Cornish, Pastor and farmer; Capt. Earnest Dean, mail boat captain for many years; and Mr. Marcel Albury, who with his brother began the first ferry service on Abaco. Renown artist Alton Lowe from Green Turtle Cay was the fifth person to be honored but was unable to attend. Mrs. Aretha Huyler from the Bahama Star Farm in the Normans Castle area of Abaco is shown here demonstrating the process of budding which creates desirable sweet oranges or grapefruit on a sour orange root stock. Mrs. Huyler is production supervisor for the farm and is responsible for the operation from growing seeds to seedlings, budded trees, planting, fertilizing, harvesting, testing fruit for acidity and juice. She was one of the experts giving farming and food processing demonstrations at the very successful agriculture show sponsored by the Bahamas Farmers Association, Abaco Branch. Other organizations and individuals displayed handcrafts, produce and processed foods. Bush medicine, decorative plants and native trees were all displayed and much was available for sale. Invasive species were on display along side recommended substitutes. 28th RTIA Draws 60 Boats

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Page 2 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh Harbour JEWELRY PERFUMEOMEGAWATCHESCHINA, CRYSTAL, JEWELRY, WATCHES & RESORT WEAR FOR EVERY BUDGETTreasure Cay, Abaco Mon Sat 9 5 pm Closed for lunch 12 noon 1:30 pm Tel: (242) 365-8132 Diane Solomon Manager Two ladies who produce jams, jellies, breads, chutneys, juices and other delicious foods made of local produce displayed their work, even offering samples. Shown are, left to right, Mrs. Lovely Reckley, Mr. Bradley Reckley, Mr. Silbert Mills and Ms. Brenda Simms from Nassau. The educational show covered many topics associated with agriculture. Mr. Claude Smith, a leading agriculturalist from Nassau, left, was the guest speaker at the opening of the Farmers Association Show. He was on Abaco during the 1960s involved with the Owens Illinois sugar project. John Hedden, one of the organizers of the show, is on the right. Mr. Ossie Nixon is holding jars of hot sauce made during a demonstration of food processing at the Farmers Association show in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Keith Bailey with the Department of Agriculture came from Nassau to encourage the processing of locally grown produce and had Mr. Nixon assist him.Farmers Show Was EducationalBy Isobel Sherman The Bahamas Farmers Association Abaco Branch held a Bahamas celebration on July 5 at the Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The purpose of the exhibit was to showcase all of the food items grown on Abaco, food processing done on Abaco, arts and crafts and organizations for the protection of the environment and wildlife on Abaco. The hall was filled with exhibits with some even on the outside. Pepperpot Farm was selling plants as well as bananas and a variety of vegetables. An exhibit of the various plants used in bush medicine was interesting. There were homemade jams, jellies, sauces and pickled items on display and for sale. A display of ornamental plants and a display of books about Bahamian plants and flowers were included. Don Woods had his jewelry and carvings on display. Stephen Knowles had his hand made wooden bowls and other items on display as well as some indigenous seedlings to sell. Friends of the Environment had a large display with literature on protecting our environment and information on invasive species. The Marine Mammal Survey had a booth. Mimi Rehor had a display about the wild horses and showed a video. Nick Maioulis had a display of Neem products and trees. Please see Farm Show Page 32

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LEISURE LEE Canal lots $60,000. CORAL ISLAND Starting at $12,000. CASUARINA POINT Section III 2 residential lots side by side, 105ft. x 125ft. and 96ft. x 125ft., $16,000 each. FOREST DRIVE Residential lots 100 ft. x 233 ft. and 104 ft. x 208 ft. Internet Ref. #1822. $40,000 each. PELICAN SHORES Large lot on the harbour, over 1 acre with sea wall, great harbour views. Price upon inquiry. TILLOO CAY 1/2 acre oceanfront lot with shared dock in the Bight of Tilloo. $85,000. Internet Ref. #1770 TILLOO CAY Lot #27, Tilloo Beach Subdivision fabulous view of the Sea of Abaco, access to common dock area and Atlantic Beach. Int. Ref. #1631. $75,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lot with dock access $140,000. Interior lot with view $46,000. ELBOW CAY Hope Town Point Lot #3 Large building site with Atlantic Ocean views. $114,000 Internet Ref. #1680 TILLOO CAY Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot #17 Choice waterfront property, south of The Castle. $150,000. #1820 TILLOO CAY Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot #18 Choice waterfront property, deep water with sandy bottom. $150,000 ELBOW CAY North End Sea to Sea Over 1 acre of estate property located on the most beautiful beach on Elbow Cay, mature gumaleme trees throughout, a high ridge affording sea to sea views, private dock slip. $785,000 (Buyers Representative) ELBOW CAY Tahiti Hai Dorros Cove Subdivision Newly renovated 4/2 on a 1/2 acre lot with separate gardeners apt. Central a/c, wrap around porch, panoramic views, dock access, steps away from Tahiti Beach, and 10 minutes to Hope Town. Internet Ref. #1640. $960,000. NEW LISTING! ELBOW CAY Aerial View Quality constructed 2,048 sq 3/2 home in Dorros Cove, central a/c, cathedral ceilings, large covered verandah, Bermuda roof, ocean views, near Tahiti beach, dock access, fully furnished and landscaped. $600,000. Internet Ref. #1813 NEW LISTING! LUBBERS QUARTERS Flip Flops Beautiful beach bungalow on 1.19 acres with dock. Sandy white beach with breathtaking sunsets. This property has lush landscaping and nature trails. Numerous improvements. Call for details.Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143SOLD SOLDUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT As a resident of Abaco for 15 years I have seen its growth and the increase in property values. Take advantage of this fine opportunity while enjoying the wonderful island lifestyle.Leslie Pinder leslie@damianos.com As a full time resident of Lubbers Quarters I am the best qualified agent for this area. Affordable prices makes this great place to live, even greater! 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Page 4 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCherokee Plantation Winding BayWork has begun. This photo is a before picture that the people of Cherokee will have to keep in our minds eye from this day forward. The change will be hard to accept, it is so tranquil and so serene. We know that once construction begins on this project it will never be the same again. Of course, we know it is not just Cherokee folks who have enjoyed many hours of recreation and enjoyment at Winding Bay and for the next generation we all want to see progress, but its just that its such a hard pill to swallow. Once its gone, its gone forever and forever is such a long, long time.Fun DayOn the last day of school before summer vacation the students at the Cherokee School had a Fun Day. As usual there were two teams competing against each other for points and prizes in the three-legged race, relay runs, raw egg toss, book balancing, water balloon competition and the ever popular egg-in-spoon race. The Barracudas won first place ribbons with their 36 points while the Sharks came in second with 28 points. Refreshments were kindly provided by the parents and a good time was had by all.On the Honor RollIn the lower classes Terrance Albury, OConno Cooper, Dre Hepburn, Hayley Sands, Chyanne Turnquest and Jessica Weatherford ended up with high marks. Tyler Albury, Lance Bethel and Kyle Sands all made the Honor Roll in the upper classes. Congratulations for a job well done to all the honorees.Anniversary Service HeldRobert Sweeting, MP for South Abaco, along with his wife Maggie and the Administrator, Mr. Jolton Johnson, were just a few of the visiting dignitaries who came to celebrate 30 years of Bahamian Independence at a combined church service held specifically for our district. The service was held in the Assemblies of God Church with Pastor Bateman Sands delivering the sermon. Nearly two hundred were in attendance. A luncheon was held on the school grounds after the church service and food was prepared by all the women of the district who came to help us celebrate. There was a ceremonial flag raising and the national anthem was sung. Everyone enjoyed a lovely lunch served by the ladies of Cherokee. With the actual anniversary being later in the week, the community of Cherokee is making plans for a day of celebration with fun games and prizes on the 10th.Summer VisitorsJust like every other settlement on Abaco, Cherokee has quite a contingent of summer visitors at the present time. Every household seems to have lots of family or friends staying with them. Young and old alike are drawn to our shores to experience the summertime activities that we who live here so often take for granted. Nowadays most of us even have the luxury of relaxing in air conditioning to help us escape the really hot days. So we hope all our visitors will remember to put on lots of sun block, catch lots of fish, enjoy your summer on Abaco and come back and see us again next year.Cherokee Town MeetingOn July 7th Jolton Johnson, Administrator for South Abaco, called a Town Meeting for the Cherokee/ Casuarina Point Town area. A welcome addition to the meeting was Ms. Knowles, a secretary to take minutes of the meeting in order to keep a permanent record of decisions made and all topics of concern brought up by the town folk. In addition, the Administrator brought with him several officials from the various Government Departments to answer the peoples questions directly. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Nettica Symonette, the Chairperson for the Town Committee. Jason Roberts, Chief Councillor for the South Abaco District, gave the breakdown of the previous years expenditures and announced that besides the new budget proposed for the coming year that an additional amount of $70,000 was being allotted to the South Abaco District and Moores Island District specifically earmarked for parks and sporting facilities. It was pointed out that Cherokee had budgeted for two public toilets to be erected. The exact positioning of these new facilities was not mentioned. Cherokees representatives suggested that the $10,000 available to Cherokee for parks be spent on completing the ballfield. A committee headed by Kenneth Albury will be formed to study other options and make a South Abaco News Please see South Page 5 Cherokee school children participated in the Earth Day program held recently in Hope Town. They received honorable mention for their research and presentation on crawfish. They are shown here with the guest speaker for the event, Mr. Keod Smith, Director of the BEST Commission, on the right and Mr. David Knowles of the Abaco office of the Department of Agriculture and Mr. Everette Archer on the left. Photo by Lee Pinder

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 5 Serving DailyBreakfast, Lunch & Dinnerin the Abaco Beach ResortTel: 367-2158 for Dinner ReservationsAbaco Beach Resort&Boat Harbour MarinaIts Finally BackSunday Brunch ExtravaganzaServing Prime Ribs & All Your FavoritesUnlimited Mimosas & Free SodaJ oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM oin us every Sunday 11 AM 3 PM$25 per person Reservations recommended final decision as to what the committee and community want. The question was asked that if and when these new parks were built if there would be government funds to maintain them. The Administrator assured us that their maintenance would be taken care of by the government. Mrs. Belinda McIntosh from Road Traffic told about the various increases their department would be putting into effect immediately. She reported that there would be an increase in Road Traffic fines. The need for speed signs in our community was requested and we were told that we only had to let our needs be known and Road Traffic would be happy to supply them for us. This was very good news indeed. Mr. Henry Romer, Manager of Batelco on Abaco, was asked again about telephone service to Bahama Palm Shores. He apologized for the long delay and told the group that Batelco was aiming at a September 2003 deadline to be ready for installations. A concerned resident inquired about how the service would be provided, on overhead poles or underground, in keeping with the existing services into their area. They were told both options were being studied with regard to costs and the residents would be given the results of the study to make their own choice as to installation. It was pointed out that the service would be of the very latest technology in fiber optics and would make a newer and more efficient online network service available for computer users. At this point Mr. Romaer was asked if the new fiber optics broadband internet service would be extended to Cherokee as well. The answer did SouthFrom Page 4 More South Abaco Newsnot set a specific date, but did promise that we were definitely in the overall plan. Mr. Howard Cowan with the Environmentalist Health Department was asked about the holdup in moving Cherokees dump site. He stated that a decision was being made within the next two weeks regarding all dump sites in the Bahamas, a decision that would be environmentally safe to our surroundings. This was welcome news as this has been a big concern of many persons who are concerned for the future of our islands. The roadside verges are becoming a real problem with the many Casuarina trees springing up. They are causing a road hazard and making it difficult for drivers to see around the many bends and curves in the Cherokee road. The Administrator stated that the Governments mowing vehicle was temporarily not in service due to its driver suffering an injury to his hand, but that he expected him to be back at work soon and he would make a point of having him mow alongside the curved sections of our road. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, Superintendent of the schools on Abaco, told us about a new island wide competency testing that took place during the last few weeks in all schools of The Bahamas with an eye towards making sure that students are learning within their individual level and being advanced according to their learning. He stressed that parents and the community need to become more involved and that within the next school year he would being asking for more commitment from the communities to assist our children to receive a better education by more involvement in their school work and mentoring. It was stated that government will no longer be subsidizing transportation from the cays and outlying settlements (like Cherokee) for students who are not attending government schools. He mentioned the need for a secondary school for the South, but a nothing is definite at this time. It was announced by Ms. Vashti Albury, our local government representative and Deputy Chairperson, that the decision had been made to station a policeman in Cherokee full time. This is good news as our young people have been too long without an authority figure to keep them on the straight and narrow. With another hurricane season upon us the Administrator asked that each community supply him with the names of our Disaster Preparedness Committee, a listing of the diabetics and disabled persons as well as specific locations of our hurricane shelters. This opportunity to speak directly to representatives from the various government departments is a new and welcome concept and the Administrator was congratulated by all those present for having them attend this meeting. This new method of running a Town Meeting does not put the Administrator into the position of being the middle man and the people have the opportunity to receive answers directly from the horses mouth in a forum where the specific departments are put on the record when answering the peoples questions. We understand this was the first meeting of this kind for Cherokee, but we hope it is definitely not the last. Cherokee Sound Kids Korner Awards night was held on June 15th at Epworth Methodist Chapel. Rev. Carla Culmer is standing on the left. Photo by Lee Pinder It Pays to Advertise

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Page 6 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 The Foundry is Casting Bronze SculpturesGold & Silver Jewellery, Nautical Curios and Glass Balls The work of three generations of Johnstons Petes Pub Pig & Pea Party Saturdays at 12 noon Featuring Smoked Wild Abaco BoarOpen 7 days a weekWed: Fish Fry Thur: Casting Wed: Fish Fry Thur: Casting Wed: Fish Fry Thur: Casting Wed: Fish Fry Thur: Casting Wed: Fish Fry Thur: Casting at 1:30 at 1:30 at 1:30 at 1:30 at 1:30 Fri: Happy Hour 5pm Until Fri: Happy Hour 5pm Until Fri: Happy Hour 5pm Until Fri: Happy Hour 5pm Until Fri: Happy Hour 5pm Until Located 13 miles South of Marsh Harbour, accessible by road or boat Tel: (242) 366-3503 Website: www.petespub.com e-mail: pete@petespub.com P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Central Abaco NewsU.S. Church Youth Groups Assist Methodist HabitatBy Jennifer Hudson Throughout the summer, Methodist Habitat will be getting a helping hand from various church youth groups from the United States. The first group arrived on June 29th for a stay of eight nights and consists of twenty-seven high school and college students from Mouzon Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Woodland United Methodist Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina, along with seven adult leaders. Each day they can be seen busily restoring two homes in Murphy Town and making hurricane shutters for the house donated for the elderly by Social Services. These young people have taken out floorboards and walls to which termites had done their worst and replaced them with new ones, painted, fixed and weeded, transforming the residences for their occupants. Two of the girls said that they have been getting dirtier than they have ever been and are, in fact, not sure which is tan and which is dirt, but they are very happy to be here helping in this way. Rev. Carla Culmer has coordinated these summer projects with the assistance of Sean Ingraham, Director of Methodist Habitat based in Eleuthera. Methodist Habitat, which built seven houses in the Bahamas last year and has already completed three this year, is part of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church and works on these ventures in partnership with the government of the Bahamas. The government, through the Department of Social Services, provides the materials for the projects and the volunteers provide the labour. Methodist Habitat has already completed work on Eleuthera, Andros, Cat Island and New Providence in addition to Abaco. The Mission Volunteers brought their own tools and raised the money for their expenses with barbeque sales, car washes, baby-sitting, pumpkin sales and sponsorships. The homes receiving assistance are selected by the Department of Social Services, which still has a long list of people requiring assistance, especially since Hurricane Floyd. The youth groups are being housed in the hall adjacent to St. Andrews Methodist Church, Dundas Town, where a cook has been employed to take care of their needs. They A group of young people from two Methodist churches in the United States have been repairing houses in Murphy Town. Much of the work is repairing damage left from Hurricane Floyd in September 1999. They stayed in the church hall adjacent to St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town. are thoroughly enjoying Bahamian peasn rice and macaroni. The students also raised funds to purchase fifty cots for sleeping which they have had shipped over and which they have donated to Methodist Habitat for the use of all the groups that will follow. It has not been all work for these young people. After an arduous day in the heat they have visited various beaches to relax and do some snorkeling to cool off. We like the beaches, the tropical fruits and the very friendly people and really do not want to leave Abaco, they said. Various Mission Groups will be on Abaco until mid-August, staying in the St. Andrews Church Hall and working in the community. From July 7th to 13th a group will be here from Beach United Methodist Church, Please see Central Page 7 The United States Coast Guard cutter CHANDELEUR spent 24 hours docked in Marsh Harbour on June 26 giving her 17-member crew a bit of shore leave. The boat, captained by Chris Button, is assigned to the Northern Bahamas area and made a familiarization visit to our port. The 116-foot boat draws 12 feet and is instrumental in picking up aliens attempting to enter either the U.S. or The Bahamas and in intercepting drug shipments. PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSPINE WOODS PINE WOODSNURSERNURSER NURSERNURSER NURSER YY YY Y Plants Gift Items Silk Flowers MONDAY SATURDAY 9 5 Ph 242-367-2674 Fax 242-367-4755 Marsh Harbour Baskets Pet Supplies Fish Garden Tools Fertilizers Soils & Mulch Relax in your yard or porch on a comfortable swingCongratulations on 30 Years of Independence

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 7 With four styles to choose from to suit your needs, Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters can secure your home in minutes from theft or storm. Come to ABACO HARDWARE (Local distributors for Roll-a-way ) for a custom quote today. DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT WITHWITH WITHWITH WITH YY YY Y OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO WN!WN! WN!WN! WN!Tired of hours lifting heavy shutters, or damaging the walls of your home with nails and screws?THERE IS A BETTER WAY! ABACO HARDWARE LT DD DD DDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsFor more info on Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters please contact us. Colonial shutters look like traditional wood shutters. With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors. More Central Abaco NewsMrs. Kathy Fairman is the lucky winner of Solomons Abaco Shopping Spree promotion. She is shown receiving her $1,000 certificate from Mr. Matthew Taylor of Solomons Abaco. Shoppers entered the big give-away by purchasing favorite everyday products at Solomons Abaco, Sawyers Market and Treasure Cay Mini Market. Mrs. Fairmans purchases were made at Solomons Abaco and the drawing took place on June 28th. CentralFrom Page 6 Florida, to continue the work being done by the present groups and to teach Vacation Bible School in Dundas Town and Cherokee. Two more groups will follow and then in August Team Effort, another group connected with the Methodist Church in the U.S., will be continuing the Bible schools already begun and running another in Hope Town. Rev. Carla Culmer, project coordinator, says, There will be no charge for the summer schools as we would not want to deny anyone the opportunity of attending but in order to try and teach the children the concept of giving an offertory may be taken on one of the days.Disaster Committee MeetsThe Central Abaco Disaster Committee met on July 2 to review their plans in the event of a disaster, a hurricane, fire or other type of disaster. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Silbert Mills, Disaster Committee Chairman assisted by Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator. The subcommittee chairmen gave reports on shelter, communications, medical services, supplies, transportation, and fire and rescue services. The owners of properties used as shelters are being asked to sign a waiver which will release government from any responsibility for damage to the buildings or furnishings as a result of the building being used as a shelter. Property owners are reluctant to sign the waivers. The Sandy Point community is constructing a shelter out of town adjacent to the new subdivision there. The building is not ready to be used as shelter as there will have to be modifications made to reflect the current building standards. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church is holding funds and supplies to be used to benefit the victims of the recent fire in the Pigeon Peas. The Committee discussed this situation and it was decided that the Social Services Department, under the direction of Ms. Charlemae Fernander, will assist Fr. Roger in distributing food, kitchen utensils and household supplies on July 2 at the Ministry of Works Compound in Marsh Harbour.Donations Came from FloridaBy Isobel Sherman Mr. David Trice, a second homeowner in Treasure Cay and a member of St. Marys and Andrew Catholic Church in Treasure Cay, has done his part to help the fire victims of the Pigeon Pea. He arranged with the organization Food for the Poor for a donation which came with the assistance of United Abaco Freight. The donation included 100 blankets, kitchen utensils and some staple foods such as rice. Father Roger of St. Francis de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour distributed the items on July 4 along with officials from the Abaco Branch of the Bahamas Red Cross and Department of Social Services. The items were distributed at the Ministry of Works compound on July 4. Food for the Poor is an international Christian charity which helps people in many countries with basic needs such as food, clothing On July 4 Haitians who were left homeless from a fire the end of May were able to get clothing, household items, kitchen utensils and linens at the Ministry of Works compound in Marsh Harbour. It was a joint effort by the Social Services Department, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Red Cross. Vouchers were given to qualified people for supplies from local merchants. Red Cross leader, Sarone Kennedy, is seen on the right. Please see Central Page 34

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Page 8 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 The Editor Says . Boaters Are Good for Business All About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Theresa Pinder, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . Children of the SummerDavid RalphBy S. Timothy RobertsThe Children of SummerIt is unmistakable. There is absolutely no room for doubting the reality of it. I f you dont believe me, all you have to do is step outside and you will immediately be converted. Make no mistake, summer is here. Despite the sometimes smothering heat it is a wonderful time of year here in Abaco. For anyone who loves going to a beach and picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming or whatever, it is indeed a time of great fun. While we are surrounded by such beautiful beaches and fishing spots, it is surprising that the children on summer vacation can fall victim to boredom. Has modern life corrupted our ability to enjoy our natural surroundings? Has technology trivialized the beauty and natural enjoyment that we can get outside? Have video games and TV taken the place of fishing off the rocks or swimming off the dock? But maybe thats not really the problem. Maybe, just maybe, we are not trying hard enough to provide our children with these valuable outdoor experiences. We do, however, have Camp Abaco for instance, which provides much outdoor fun in a safe environment. But summer lasts eight to ten weeks for these children, and camp often lasts just a week or two. What can they do with the rest of their summer? I personally feel that the churches of Abaco should join forces in seeking to provide a safe environment for children to come together, socialize and have fun. A youth centre of sorts. Some churches dont have all the funds themselves to afford such a place, but if they worked together, showing the unity that the church ought to portray, the benefit to the community would be beyond belief. And its not just the churches that should be involved, but anyone who has children, the business community, anyone who cares could donate time, effort or money to such a worthy cause. Just remember these children are the future of Abaco. Too often we hear of children and the By Isobel ShermanThought To PonderAs I was doing some grocery shopping last weekend, I overheard a mother admonishing her young son who looked to be around five or six years of age not to wander away from her in the store. She told him that they were in a foreign country and she wanted him to stay by her side, as she did not want anything to happen to him. Until a few months ago I would have said that though the warning about not wandering away is excellent, there really was no need for it because this was The Bahamas. However, all who have young children, school age children and even teenagers need to warn their children about wandering away. Why? The tragedy in Freeport of three missing boys is a wake up call that our Bahamian children may not be as safe in their own country as we thought. So we need to caution our children to be very careful where we live as well as when we travel. A sad indictment of what is happening in the world today.Road Finally FixedFinally, the road leading to three teachers residences and the principals home near Abaco Central has been graded and repaired.. For years the potholes kept getting larger in the unpaved road and after each spell of rain the holes were deeper and full of water. At times the road should have been impassable but the persons living in the homes had to travel the road anyway. Finally, the last week in June fill was brought to the road and a grader has prepared it to be paved. When Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal of Abaco Central High, was told they were fixing the road, he did not believe it. He had to leave school and check it out for himself. All who live in that little compound are happy that the condition of the road has been greatly improved. trouble they get into. Quite often it is a result of the old adage which says, Idle hands are the devils workshop. If we can direct our children toward positive activities, it will not only keep them out of trouble, but will also develop them into better individuals. I mean, what better way to teach children teamwork than through sports? Or qualities like patience and commitment to practicing through learning to play a musical instrument? There are many values to be learnt through positive activities, and the children will love doing them as well. This is not just a solution for summer time, but for all through the year. A youth center would greatly benefit all of Abaco, now and in the future. We need to invest in our youth the time and effort that they are worthy of. They are, after all, our responsibility. Our economy seems to be on the upswing after Hurricane Floyd in September 1999 and New York Trade Center attack in September 2001. Both events left us scarred and nervous. In the aftermath of the hurricane, the economy went through a healthy rebound from insurance money and the rebuilding of stormdamaged homes and businesses. As our tourism base began to recover from the hurricane, the whole world was shocked by the events of 9/11. The attack on the World Trade buildings changed the way the entire world traveled. Suddenly no one wanted to take a vacation. Fear gripped those who would normally jet to foreign countries. Everyone wanted to stay near home and family. As a result of the extra security measures and nervousness over air travel, the sector of the tourism industry dependent on air travel was depressed. Our arrivals went down with everyone else but probably not to the extent that many felt. Added to those two events was the recession that the United States has been going through. Disposable income has been severely limited for many. Our normally buoyant economy has been struggling even though it is well above many other islands. We feel the one-hour flight from Florida is less intimidating than longer flights on large aircraft. This is to our advantage It is also to our advantage that we are in a very secure part of the world with a friendly government. We feel we have several advantages going for us. Our high repeat visitor base seems to be satisfied with the peace and quiet the Abaco area offers. Our second homeowners and the hotel and rental house guests have continued to come. Our repeat visitors are very loyal to Abaco as we are so well aware after all the assistance they gave us following Hurricane Floyd. Last winter the economy was beginning to recuperate with rental houses doing reasonable well. The larger hotels still complained of low occupancy levels. Most of the marinas reported reasonable numbers of boats although there seemed to be a universal opinion that the boating people were spending less while here. We are aware of 14 fishing tournaments held this spring using various Abaco locations as their base. Several have been in existence only a year or two so had few boats. Others were local in nature while nearly ten were of a repeat international nature, drawing competitors from far locations. The number of entrants for these larger and more prestigious tournaments was very good. The persons coming to these tournaments may stay with their host marina but they are a good boost for the economy. The money spent on fuel, meals and accommodations is substantial. Just recently we concluded the 28th Regatta Time in Abaco race series. Sixty boats entered and sampled the hospitality from Green Turtle Cay on down through Marsh Harbour. They do not come in private aircraft like some of the tournament fishermen but they do leave a green residue behind. Like the fishing tournament crowd, you do not just count the boats entered. They bring family and friends and frequently have a mother ship accompany them as they weave their way through Abaco Sound. Overflow persons stay in hotels and guest houses. In the case of the sailing regatta, as many additional people come for the parties as come for the competition. When one of the parties hosts 800 1000 people, it is obvious that there are many visitors in the area. The fishing tournaments and the Regatta each contribute to the Abaco image with the participants in these events drawing their own conclusions on what we have to offer. This summers business has been excellent. Rental houses, rental boats and resorts all tell of an excellent season. However, we must constantly be on the alert for circumstances or events which can bring a negative impact on our major industry. This was forcibly brought to our attention earlier this month in Treasure Cay. An unfortunate lightning strike in Treasure Cay destroyed a main transformer on the peak July 4 weekend. This caught BEC by surprise as the second, redundant transformer was in the States being repaired and a second standby generator was in the midst of an overhaul in Marsh Harbour. They shuffled three large generators between Eleuthera, Nassau, Sandy Point and Treasure Cay to restore the electricity. However hard they worked over the hot weekend was not enough to impress the resorts visitors who paid for an air conditioned visit, ice in their drinks, water in their showers and working televisions for quiet entertainment. It was an unfortunate lightning strike as many visitors went home on a sour note after three days of roughing it. Another factor recently introduced by government with unknown consequences is the increased fee imposed on our boating visitors on July 1 with no prior notice. A hint was given by Customs on June 18 when the cruising permit fee increased from $100 to $300, then was rescinded later the same day. Without warning, it was reinstated July 1 as a two-tier fee. Cruising permits for boats under 35 feet are now $150 while boats 35 feet and over will be charged $300. For the larger boats this is a 200 percent increase. Government is having severe revenue problems and is having to take drastic measures to compensate. However, we question whether it makes sense to heavily tax an area which is vulnerable as boaters can go elsewhere. Most marine-oriented businesses we have contacted are nervous over the long-term impact this may have on our boating visitors. It may be six months, or a year or more before the effect of this increase is known. The revenue of the Bahamas is down as it is with many other governments and innovative and creative methods are being implemented to make up the shortfalls. Raising the tax 50 percent or 200 percent depending on length may increase the immediate return to the treasury. However, it well may mean less money and jobs overall. If government takes in an equal amount of revenue from a smaller number of boats paying higher fees, have they done the country a service if the private sector is hurt by fewer visitors? We have to remember that it is the private sector which supports government spending. If fewer boats come, less fuel will be sold, fewer restaurant meals will be served, fewer marina slips will be rented, fewer repairs will be needed, fewer guests will fly in to cruise on their friends boat, fewer rooms and houses will be rented for family and friends. Perhaps the fee should be raised but it must not be raised to the point of being a deterrent to visiting here. Any decrease in boat arrivals will translate in a drop in overall revenue. The goal should be rather to devise a program to increase the number of boaters. We hope government will reconsider this ruling which could adversely affect the economies of more than just Abaco. Grand Bahama and Bimini stand to lose more than Abaco as many of their boaters make short weekend runs from Florida. The Ministry of Tourism has a web site at bahamas.com with a bulletin board for questions, complaints and other notices. Comments on the cruising permit increase are beginning to show up on this site. If you would like to express your feelings on this or other topics, log on.

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Comments on Visitor SurveyDear Sirs: Please allow me to comment on the letter you published in your last issue referring to the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club survey. This year is the first time we have stayed for any length of time in Abaco, so I suppose you could say we are relatively untainted by the past, i.e. our only surplus baggage is all that stuff sitting in the vee berth we should have left behind. So, perhaps we can shine the light of reason on this debate. 1) Surely, the RMHYC is the logical organization to conduct such a survey, either on its own behalf or on behalf of the local agency for tourism. 2) Such informal surveys are not uncommon and, at best, are recognized as nothing more than crude signposts (interpret them at your own risk). 3) A response rate of close to 14 percent is actually pretty good for a survey. Presidential pollsters routinely advise future leaders of the free world based on returns of five percent or less (draw your own conclusions) 4) After reading the synopsis of the survey published in your excellent journal, even a seven year old would realize there were inconsistencies and typos therein. Where they came from, we may never know, but a misplaced decimal point is not that hard to spot. 5) When you distribute a survey, you can be held accountable for the questions, but surely not the answers? Your anonymous correspondent did a fine job of dispatching the messenger, presumably because he/she didnt like the message. Who is being revisionist now? 6) As Rodney King observed, Why cant we all get along? or, as another revered philosopher once advised, Lighten up guys! In all innocence, Ken Kilner on Costa BravaRoyal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club CorrectionThe June 1 issue of The Abaconian listed $8925 as the monthly expenditure for sail boaters visiting Abaco. This should have read an average of $1983 per month and a total of $8925 for the 4.5 months that the reporting sail boaters are in residence. The survey conducted by the Club consists of 19 pages of data and was compiled and analyzed by Louise Henry, PhD. Copies of the report were given to the Marsh Harbour Chamber of Commerce, The Abaconian, and the Ministry of Tourist Office and may be reviewed upon request. The Club will also be happy to supply a copy to any other business that would like a copy of the report. The Club is active in the summer months of June and July with meetings at Port-OCall but not during the months of August, September and October. The Club meets in the winter months at Boat Harbour. Our Club has been in continuous operation since 1980 and at the present time there are 775 members in the Club with 33 members from the Bahamas and the balance from 43 states and four other countries. Don Van Beck, Commodore Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Editors note: In error we listed the 4.5 month expenditure as a single month figure. It should have been !983 per month.Bay Street, Marsh HarbourMr. David Ralph, Editor I would appreciate your allowing this letter to be published in your newspaper. For over 25 years I have lived on, without a doubt, the worst street on Abaco. If you walk down the road, you have to be very careful that you do not trip and break your neck in the potholes and cracked concrete. It is a pity that such a picturesque water front has been neglected by the government department responsible. Most of the area from the Union Jack Dock to the government dock is scruffy and needs a facelift. It is a one way street but if you lived here, you would see lots of two way traffic. There are many problems in this street, too many to mention in this note. We have already had our share of robberies, attempted rape and murder. It has now reached a point where I believe only God Almighty can put a little fire under whoever is responsible for this mess and do something about it very soon before something serious happens again. Thank you for your space, Colyn ReesDesperate Farm SituationTo the Editor: It is with a great deal of regret that I communicate with you on the state of affairs existing at Porkys Farm here on Abaco because it reflects on a long history of negligence for human welfare, animal welfare, poor management and wasted public investment and general public apathy. For several years now the driving public has been become increasingly award of the hazard of Black Angus cows on the highway at night just south of Spring City. In recent months it has reached the point where traffic must slow down for a two mile stretch in order to be able to avoid the animals in the middle of the highway. Repeated requests to the management of Porkys Pig Farm have had no results in improved animal security. The result now is that these animals (being invisible at night) pose an immediate threat to human life on this stretch of highway after dark. The consideration of the welfare of the animals themselves must also be considered. Investigation has shown that 1) The farm is funded through the Bahamas Development Bank (public funds). 2) The farm originally had stock of several hundred cows and some 300 pigs. 3) The farm encompasses approximately 1000 acres of land most of which is rough bush pasture secured by electric fencing. 4) The farm has public electrical utility supply through BEC and its own water supply by means of electric pumps with a fuel-driven backup. 5) The farm is fully mechanised for both pasture management and intensive pork production. 6) The farm is designed to run efficiently with a minimum staff of some five to seven individuals. As of the 4th of July the situation at the farm is listed as follows: a) The farm machinery is all broken down, including transport for staff and supplies. b) The electrical supply to the farm has been discontinued. c) The fencing on the farm is all broken and the animals have no restraint. d) The rough pasture is non existent. e) The farm has had no permanent on site management for several years. f) The farm has no paid staff because salaPlease see Letters Page 30Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the EditorThis pickup truck was totaled when it hit two Black Angus cows on the Great Abaco Highway south of Marsh Harbour. The driver, Mr. Devin Pinder of Marsh Harbour, escaped serious injury when the accident occurred on July 7. The cows are not being properly taken care of and are roaming free, creating a serious traffic hazard.

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Page 10 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 Bahamian & American Food Breakfast Traditional American & Bahamian foodLunch Daily Bahamian Specials Lunch specials served in ten minutes or lessDinner Enjoy a relaxing water front meal Located at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina Tel: (242) 367-4444Close convenient location Great food at low prices Just like it used to be! New ManagementBreakfast 7:30 am to 11 am Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm Dinner 6 pm to 10 pm Restaurant & Bar Cyber Learning CenterReading English Mathematics Computers Games Arts & Crafts9 a.m. 12 noon 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Half day $40 Full day $75 Call 367-5757 for details Extra Charge for Early Drop Off and Late Pick-up Summer School 2003 Begins June 30thSailing Regatta Features Races and PartiesFiddle Cay swung again to the recorded music of Jimmy Buffet on July 3 with Cheeseburgers in Paradise in Margaritaville as Bobb Henderson hosted his annual party to launch Regatta Time in Abaco. Over two hundred boats were on the beach or anchored nearby. On the logistical side, the following was consumed: 800 hamburgers 300 hot dogs 120 pounds of French fries 100 gallons of rum punch 100 gallons of Margarita mix The hamburger and hot dog count would suggest over 1000 persons may have gone through the food line. However, food and drink ran out after only one and a half hours so there were more who either brought their own food and drink or enjoyed the party on an empty stomach. This annual event is anticipated and begins the RTIA festivities with great style.Cheeseburgers in Paradise The 28th annual Regatta Time in Abaco sailing event once again brought sailors to Abaco from many ports. The 60 plus boats enjoyed eight days of sailing, fun activities The start of the Hope Town race was an exciting time with all the boats under sail and jockeying for a good position when the start gun went off. In the foreground is the race committee boat with the person on the bow with the signal flags. and parties. The schedule allows for plenty of down time for exploring our towns, reefs and beaches. The Regatta brings hundreds of people to Abaco both as participants in the race series and as spectators. It is an event anticipated by visitors as well as Bahamians because it brings much revenue to the area to marinas, restaurants, hotels and shops. The event began on July 3 with the Cheeseburgers in Paradise party on Fiddle Cay just north of Green Turtle Cay. The traditional Young entrepreneurs in Green Turtle Cay took advantage of RTIA to make spending money by selling sweets and other goodies. The use of spinnakers and other large sails is allowed for only two classes of sail boats. The other classes are allowed only main and jib sails. This boat is taking advantage of the great winds that the Regatta enjoyed for the entire event. Most of the entrants are in the Mother Tub classes which are designed for cruising boats. Please see RTIA Page 11 Fourth of July off Green Turtle Cay began the series with the other races off Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Hope Town and culminating in Marsh Harbour. The weather was perfect for the entire time, a good breeze, no rain or squalls, no

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 11 Regatta TRegatta T Regatta TRegatta T Regatta T ime in Abaco Thanks Its Sponsors ime in Abaco Thanks Its Sponsors ime in Abaco Thanks Its Sponsors ime in Abaco Thanks Its Sponsors ime in Abaco Thanks Its SponsorsMajor SponsorsMinistry of Tourism Don Cornish Wynsome Ferguson Kendi AndersonMt. Gay Rum Tina HiltonTodhunter Mitchell Rum Burns House Liquors Barry WhitingBristol Wines and Spirits Art SandsSpecial PeopleRoberts Family of Green Turtle Cay Walter & Shirley, Jimmy, Gavin, Annabelle Cross, Roddy Sawyer Bobb Henderson Fiddle Cay PartyParty SponsorsConch Crawl Michael Albury Harbours Edge Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte Jib Room Tom and Linda Leffler Nippers Johnnie Roberts Snappas Bill Albury and Drayton PilcherDockage for Race Committee Boats Green Turtle Club Moorings Harbour View Marina Port of CallOther SponsorsPanama Jack shirts, hats Continental Airlines Island Marine Chase boat Dinghy Tow organized by Jib Room Pete Johnston bronze sculpture for raffle Rotary Club Crossing Beach Bar North Sails Skippers bags Anne Ray T-shirt Art WorkRegatta CommitteeDave Ralph Commodore Ruth Saunders Regatta Coordinator Ministry of Tourism Michelle Bethel Annabelle Cross Jeff Gale Linda Leffler Alistair McDonald Ann McFaden Art Sands Barry Whiting NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayThe Crossing Beach party is very popular with local vendors providing dinners, conch salad and braided hair. One party goer is happy to get a new look.Sailors Enjoy a Variety of ActivitiesA winner of a quiz at Snappas is delighted with here luck. The fleet of boats moves through Abaco experiencing a variety of locations, benefitting the restaurants, clubs and shops in all the towns they visit. Dancing at Crossing Beach was great fun with Brown Tip providing the Bahamian music. That party is one of the highlights of the boating crowd. The Rotary Club of Abaco operates the bar for this party which benefits both the Club and the Regatta. Trophies are impressive bronze castings on mahogany plaques made by Pete Johston at Little Harbour. These trophies are highly prized and advertise Abaco well. Shown are Ms. Wynsome Ferguson and Mrs. Ruth Saunders, both RTIA Committee members. dead times and everyone had a great time. The award nights are particularly anticipated as the trophies are keenly sought after. Awards are given out three times during the races with the final awards night at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. Two overall prizes were awarded which were framed original water colors by Anne Ray. Many sponsors make this event possible. The Ministry of Tourism is the major financial sponsor along with Mt. Gay Rum, TodHunter Mitchell Rum. Other sponsors included Bristol Wines and Spirits, several restaurants which hosted parties, Gulfstream Airlines and others. NewsFrom Page 0

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R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES CONTRACTOR PRICES CONTRACTOR PRICES CONTRACTOR PRICES CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLE AVAILABLEBahamasair Has Quit Treasure CayIn a cost saving measure, Bahamasair is terminating service to Treasure Cay as well as all of Andros and north Eleuthera. Commuter airlines are being offered the option of servicing some of these destinations with a tie-in to Bahamasair ticketing and reservations. This is in keeping with the declared intentions published in the PLP Manifesto issued prior to the 1992 general elections. Payroll savings of $1.4 million will be realized by staff restructuring of 67 persons through several options including early retirement or redeployment. Passenger loads to some of the close destinations to Nassau, Andros in particular, have been severely affected by the introduction of the Bahamas Ferries service. Information indicates that town meetings will be held at each destination affected to explain the situation and the available options. Bahamasair has lost $86 million over the past three years and has an accumulated deficit of $300 million according to Mr. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works and Public Utilities. It is ironic that with less traffic, the Treasure Cay airport has a 7,000 foot runway and the countrys second busiest airport in central Abaco makes do with 5,000 feet.Treasure CayBillfish Tournament Attracts AnglersSpectacular fireworks and a magnificent 15-foot high sandcastle provided a festive 20th anniversary celebration for the Treasure Cay International Billfish Tournament. Held on June 22-27 at the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina, the tournament offered world-class billfish competition as well as fabulous social events. In four fishing days, a total of 18 billfish were released, 17 blue marlin and one sailfish. Three blue marlin were weighed. Leading the 30 competing boats was Ernest Stallings and the Aqua Mist fishing team from Orlando, Florida. The first place team released two blue marlin and weighed a 403pound blue for a total of 1003 points. War Eagle of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, finished second with three blue marlin releases for a total of 900 points. Taking third place and the Top Angler award was Art Rhomberg and the Art Attack team from Islamorada, Florida, who weighed one blue marlin at 382 pound and released another for a total of 682 points. The tournament is a modified release tournament which offered four days of fishing, parties, dinners, fun competitions, a golf tournament, a volleyball tournament and a Bahamian Arts and Crafts Fair on the Lay Day. Victor Leong amazed the crowds with an intricate sand castle he crafted on Treasure Cays powdery white sand beach. Almost 200 anglers and guests attended. Renowned for its great food, camaraderie and events families can enjoy, the this tournament raised funds for the Treasure Cay Primary School, IGFA Junior Angler Program, The Billfish Foundation and Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! educational programs for women. This tournament is a qualifier for IGFAs International Tournament of Champions and the World Sailfish Championship. Major sponsors included Texaco-Bahamas, Abaco Markets and Continental/Gulfstream International Airlines, the official airline of the tournament.Photo Caption: Sammy Gardiner, Chief of Staff, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism presents the First Place award to the Aqua Mist fishing team.Show Featured Local ArtistsBy Jennifer Hudson On June 25th an Art and Craft Show was held at the Cocoa Beach Bar as part of the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. This is traditionally held each year during the lay day of the tournament and includes plenty of fun activities on the beach including a volleyball contest and digging for bricks in the sand. The lucky diggers who found blocks with the winning numbers received some excellent prizes. Persons exhibiting in the show were: Julie Sawyer, Androsian prints; Jeep Byers, water colours; Kim Rody, marine art in acrylic; Kim Sturrup, quilts and pillows; Tuppy Weatherford, photography; Barbara Sinclair, lamps and vases and Ashton with metal sculptures and jewelry. A highlight on the beach was the amazing sand castle intricately sculpted by Victor Leong, a professional sand sculptor from California who spent eight hours on Wednesday working on the sand castle and added the finishing touches on Thursday. By the evening beach party it was ready for the lighting of the torches on its turrets along with an exciting firework display. On Friday night the Awards Banquet was held for the tournament winners. North Abaco NewsA 15-foot high sand castle constructed by well known sand sculptor Victor Leong was a spectacular highlight of the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament held last month. The sand castle even included wiring so at night it was lite internally. Please see North Page 32 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 155 East Port Rd., Warehouse B Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Serving Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach twice monthly* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach Service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 13 AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 TT TT T he 55he 55 he 55he 55 he 55 s ars ar s ars ar s ar e Bace Bac e Bace Bac e Bac k in k in k in k in k in TimeTime TimeTime Time for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season! for Crawfish Season!And Theyre Priced Just Right! Store Hours: 9am to 5pm Ph: (242) 365-5006 365-5002 365-5028 (office) 365-5083 (fax) TT TT T el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 el: (242) 365-5028 F F F F F ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 ax: (242) 365-5083 e-mail: harbourviewhaven@abacoinet.com www.guanacayvillas .com Rental CottagesAll units centrally air-conditioned Satellite TV, Radio / CD / Tape player Two bedrooms, queen beds, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room Dining area seats 6, Bahama room with queen futon One bedroom, one bath apartment overlooking the harbour Outside BBQ grill Enjoy your own private gazebo and garden Harbour View HavenLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 3 Villas, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished kitchen 1 bedroom queen, 1 bedroom 2 singles Sitting area queen futon Dining area seats 6 All units fully furnished, Central A/C Satellite TV, Radio/CD/Tape player Outside BBQ with your own private balcony Overlooking the harbour PoolTel: (242) 365-5028/5006/5002 Fax: (242) 365-5083e-mail: seashorevillas@abacoinet.com www. guanacayvillas.comLocated on Beautiful Great Guana Cay, Abaco, BahamasSea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas Sea Shore Villas A tree planting ceremony took place at the round-about at Forest Drive and Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour on July 8 as the culmination of a flag raising ceremony. A flag was taken to all the major islands in the country to be raised in Nassau on July 10. Shown are, left to right, Sen. Edison Key, Senior Administrator Alexander Williams, Mr. Don Cornish, Independence Committee Chairman, and Mr. Percy Archer Tree Planting Celebrates Independence Caribbean Constructors Ltd.Concrete Blocks 4"x 8"x 16" 6"x 8"x 16" 8"x 8"x 16" Corner Blocks Regular Blocks Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses Monday Friday 7 am 4 pm P.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502Sand & Quarry Cracker Dust Rock Local 3/8" 3/ 4" Rock Imported ditto Pea Rock ImportedStepping Stones in various patterns 18" x 18" 24" x 24"Beginning July 1 visiting boaters entering the Bahamas discovered that the $100 cruising permit fee had been increased to $150 for boats under 35 feet and to $300 for 35foot and longer vessels. This followed a oneday hike approximately a month ago of $300 for all boats entering the Bahamas. This first change was quickly withdrawn after government received many complaints originating from the boating visitors and various Bahamian businesses dependent on the boating traffic. Marine visitors are an important factor in the Abaco tourism economy. Abaco has more marinas and possibly more docks than any other Bahamian island, which indicates the importance boats have here. Some Canadian boaters are now considering visiting Cuba next winter as their Canadian dollar gives much more value there. American boaters do not presently have that option. However, there are many other places in Florida and the Caribbean where they can go. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism maintains a web site at bahamas.com with a bulletin board for comments, questions and replies. Comments on this increase in the boating fee are beginning to appear on Tourisms bulletin board. It is too early to speculate what this increased boating tax will do to this segment of Abacos economy. Having withdrawn the flat $300 fee imposed June 18, government must now feel that the two-tiered fee beginning at $150 for smaller boats will be more easily accepted by the boating visitors. Abaco Sound and the Little Bahama Bank gives boaters over 100 miles of protected cruising, extending from West End on Grand Bahama all the way to Little Harbour, about 20 miles south of Marsh Harbour. This waterway offers a wide variety of experiences from complete isolation to all the modern conveniences which are available in Marsh Harbour in a protected environment. There is no comparable cruising area to compete with Abaco Sound and its island settlements all within protected waters. As an added bonus, it is within a days cruise from South Florida, acknowledged to be the boating capital of the United States.Boating Fee Is Increased

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Page 14 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 For information v isit our website: www.bahamasferries.com Or call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Price Schedule Sandy Point, AbacoPassenger Vehicle Round Trip One Way Up to 16' with driver $300$165 16'-20' with driver $350$200 Over 20commercial rates applyCommercial Vehicle(per lane foot)$35 $20 Motor bike with rider $110 $60 Bicycle with rider $100 $55 Passengers Adult Passenger $90 $50 Child Passenger under 12 years$55 $30 Child Passenger under 3 years Free Free Other Unaccompanied Vehicles$40* $20* Vehicles over 5 ton grossPOA POA Price Additional to Accompanied Passenger Vehicle Transportation PricePh: (242) 323-2165 or 2166 Fax: (242) 323-8185 Nassau, Bahamas Day DepartArriveDepartArrive Nassau Sandy PointSandy Point Nassau Wednesday9 am 12:45 pm1:30 pm5:15 pm Friday 3:30 pm7:15 pm 8 pm11:45 pm Sunday 3:30 pm7:15 pm 8 pm11:45 pm SCHEDULE SAND Y POINT AB A COEffective 28 June 2003 Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com Marsh Harbours Newest RestaurantFeaturing Bahamian and International Cuisine Owned and operated by Barbara Simmons Over 20 years of experience feeding hungry people Real food at real prices All are WelcomeOpen 7 Days a Week Serving Breakfast & Lunch 8 am until 3 pm Fridays 6 pm 9 pm for Dinner VHF Ch 9 367-2922 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour News of the YouthScouting Program Is Again UnderwayThe Bahamas High Adventure Sailing Program began its 12th year in early June. The program is also running trips in February and April as well as June, July and August. During August Abaco Scouts will sail on Abacos tall ship, the Bahamian-built schooner William H. Albury owned by the programs marine superintendent, Capt. Joe Maggio, for 29 years. Program Director Joseph Brownly has sent The Abaconian teh following report from the Venture Scout Troop from Palmer, Alaska. We are ten Alaska Venture Scouts who took the challenge of coming from the far North to the Bahamas sailing program. Our goal was to learn to sail. Our sailing skills did improve but more than that we got to see and meet some of the most beautiful places and interesting people. Our captain was Jean Claude of the sail boat Kiskeedee He has sailed all over the world. His wife and son made up the crew. His son assisted us in communicating as the captain does not speak English. They shared their knowledge and home with us for our six day sail on the Sea of Abaco. Snorkeling was a new experience for us. In Alaska fish are food. The beautiful fish we saw on the many reefs we visited was a highlight of our trip. We would never want to eat the lovely fish we saw. We were very glad we had our underwater cameras to capture such beauty. We stood anchor watch from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to protect the boat. Not everyone enjoyed that part of the trip but those of us who did enjoyed the quietness and stars and peaceful aura of our time on watch. The real trick at night was getting used to the way things are on the water, but mostly staying awake. All of us will bring home something different from our visit to this wonderful place. We did get pretty good tans, some of us got our hair braided and we all appreciated the kindness of all the locals we met, both in the Hard Knox Vale Tudo martial arts club traveled to Florida on the weekend of June 20-22 to compete in the North American Grappling Association Pro Am Grappling Tournament. The team consisted of Jake Stortenbecker, instructor, Thomas Key, Travin and Casey Collins. Jake placed third in the 194-pound advanced no-gi category. All three of the boys grappled hard and represented Abaco well. They learned a lot from their first tournament and gained experience. Anyone interested in competing, please call Jak Stortenbecker at 367-5989 home or 367-2674 work.A special thanks goes to Mr. Henry Key and Kevin W. Sawyer for traveling and helping with everything. Camp Abaco is very busy this time of year with hundreds of youth enjoying the camping experience. The dining room is always a popular place. They enjoy sports, crafts and other recreational activities as well as devotional times. Please see Youth Page 15

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 15 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained Our Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$945 23 Albury Bros$840 22 Boston Whaler$798 20 Albury/Hydra$770 18 Privateer$560 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m.throughout The Bahamas from kindergarten through twelfth grade and the winners were recently chosen from over 600 entries. The Third Place winner in the grade 6-8 category was Meredith Albury from the ManO-War school. Second Place winner in the grade 9-12 category was Latario Moss, a grade 10 students at Abaco Central High School. Each year the students artwork is so compelling and this year was no exception. The students clearly had researched the marine mammals that make a home in our Bahamian waters and they illustrated them beautifully, said Annette Dempsey, Director of Education at Dolphin Encounters. For thousands of years people have hunted and killed these animals and especially during the 19th and 20th centuries have exploited them for commercial gain. This contest was an opportunity for Bahamian school children to show us all how important it is to preserve and protect our native marine mammals. The messages the students send are inspiring and important. Tenth grader Latario Moss hopes everyone will heed his message. I learned that people are affecting the dolphins that live in our waters. I chose to make my poster about the dolphins and I hope people learn that they cant hurt them or any animal that makes a home in our waters. Third place winner Meredith Albury was glad she entered the contest. I am so happy I won a prize. My mummy said you can do anything if you set your mind to it. I learned a lot about marine mammals. Awards for the competition were generously donated by marine-related vendors that depend on the health of the beautiful marine environment fo The Bahamas. The winning posters will be laminated and posted throughout the community in recognition of the students efforts to help preserve the oceans and its creatures.Camp Abaco Is ActiveBy Jennifer Hudson Staff at Camp Abaco is busy again this summer providing quality activities for young people and giving them the direction and guidance so essential for a healthy way of life. Summer camps are in progress throughout the month of July for young people aged seven through nineteen. There will be Junior, Intermediate and Teen Camps, each running for a period of one week with accommodation for up to 125 campers at each camp. Camp Abaco, which is sponsored by the Assemblies of God Church, is open to everyone regardless of race, colour or creed and all are made to feel welcome. As well as girls and boys dormitories, the camp includes a chapel, kitchen, cafeteria, lighted basketball and volleyball courts and softball playing field. The campers are treated to a multitude of exciting and inspirational activities geared to their age group such as sports, fishing, crabbing, hiking, fun games and chapel services. Some of the highlights most popular Family Out Islands as well as Marsh Harbour. We all hope to return to Abaco Tessa Norzeniewski Venture Troop 366 Palmer, AlaskaStudents Win in Poster ContestHundreds of students throughout the Bahamas shared their concerns for marine mammals by participating in the Third Annual Marine Education Poster Contest, hosted by Dolphin Encounters Project BEACH. With the theme Treasures of the Sea: Maine Mammals of The Bahamas, students were invited to research the marine mammals that live in our Bahamian waters and to express their concerns about their protection through poster art. Also sponsored by Treasure Cay Hotel and marina, the contest was open to all students YouthFrom Page 14 More News of the YouthTwo Abaco students won awards in the country-wide Marine Education Poster Contest. Shown above are Meredith Albury from the Man-O-War School, who came in third in her category and Latario Moss, a 10th grade student at Abaco Central High School, who came in second in his category. YouthFrom Page 36

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Page 16 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT Center Console with T-Top 2 Dive Platforms with Swim Ladder VHF Depth Finder Igloo Cooler 2 Anchors Full Safety Equipment Offers the Smooth and Ultra Dry Ride of the MERCPANGA HullP.O. Box AB-22995 Man-O-War Cay Abaco Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6008 Fax: (242) 365-6151 e-mail: mowmarina@hotmail.com CRACRA CRACRA CRA WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALS WFISH SEASON SPECIALSStop in and check out Abacos Largest Marine StoreB & D MarineAnchors Rope Marine Hardware Filters Repair Materials Paints Polyester & Epoxy Resins Spears Fins Masks Wet Suits Gloves VHF Radios Antennas Your One Stop Marine ShopAt the Traffic Light in Marsh Harbour 367-2622 Celebrating 30 Years of IndependenceYouth in Action NewsBy Isobel Sherman Two All Star Teams from the Abaco Youth in Action Basketball League traveled to Freeport recently to compete in the HOYTES Basketball Tournament with Freeport teams. Coached by Elva Davis and Jude Hart, the teams did very well. According to Mrs. Davis, the main problem was getting used to playing in a gymnasium on a real wood floor. Once they adjusted, the under-14 team went to the Championship where they lost by only one point. The team of under 12-year olds played three games on Friday, winning one game but lost the playoff game on Saturday. They did not make it to the championship game. That team was lead by Arlington Wells, Orlando Stuart and Sheldon Martin. The team of under 14 year olds did very well. Altohough they lost two games on Friday, on Saturday the All Star team defeated the HOYTES team and was able to advance to the championship game. They lost that game by just one point, 22 to 21. The top scoring boys were George Martin, Lyndon Davis, Donald Simms, Sidney Archer and Stanley McIntosh. They appreciated all the support they received from the community. Recently the young people have been playing soccer. They held their final soccer games on June 14 at Murphy Town park. There were four junior soccer teams and two pee wee teams. Each Saturday from 10-12 the youth would meet to learn the game of soccer and to compete among themselves. Many Saturdays they brought lawn mowers to mow the field so they could play. The program was funded by the kind donations of community-minded businesses Youth Newsalong with Terry Goldsmith of the Grand Bahama YMCA and their Outreach Program. They provided T-shirts and equipment for the teams. Some of the other business sponsors were A&K Liquors, Commonwealth Bank and Myers Rum. Spearheading the program was Lynden Davis, Ismael Stretch Morley, Jude Hart, Elva Davis and Jonathan Laverick. Interest was keen. The youth were treated to a barbeque after the games on the last day. Abaco Youth In Action will now take the summer off but will reorganize when school resumes in September.Brownies EnrolledBy Portia Jonsson The first enrolment ceremony for the Brownies was held at Central Abaco PriPlease see Youth Page 17 These girls are part of the first group of Brownies on Abaco and are students at Central Abaco Primary. The Brownie organization is part of Girl Guides and stresses service to the family and community.

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 17 MARSH HARBOUR 367-2077 Nassau 393-7481 Freeport 352-8071-8 Rock Sound 334-2060 Nichols Town 329-4184 George Town 336-2780 NAPA GOLDFILTERSProvides just the boost your engine needs to give you the performance you want. ENGINE NEEDS A BOOSTER SHOT? Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana Cay mary on June 2nd. Although students have been a part of the Brownies for four years, they were never officially enrolled. During the ceremony 23 Brownies were initiated out of a total of 40. This is the time they are pinned with the Promise Pin and pledge to do a good turn everyday. Brownie leaders are Ms. Carolyn Wright and Ms. Chervon Mackey, teachers at the Central Abaco Primary School. Bringing remarks was the schools principal, Mrs. Eunice Mills, who was a Brownie leader for more than 15 years. This is the first Brownie group in Central Abaco and meetings are held every Monday at Central Abaco Primary from 3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. Next year Ms. Wright and Ms. Mackey, hope to have another group enrolled. The Brownie organization is a part of Girl Guides and is for girls ages 7 to 10 years. The Brownies is a service organization and the young girls are encouraged to get involved in community activities and help around their homes with household chores. They also learn how to care for the environment. They go camping and take field trips. The young people of the three churches on Man-O-War are raising money to attend a Gospel Concert in Orlando in September. Here they are selling hamburgers and sweets as one of their fundraising efforts. The girls in the foreground are Grabrielle Mannie, center, and Heather Weatherford, right. More Youth News YouthFrom Page 16

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Page 18 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Witch Point 55 acresVicinity of Marsh Harbour. 250 ft. of nice beach. Elevations up to 40 ft. Great view of Lubbers Quarters. Good development potential $25,000 per acre.Schooner Bay Beach 1 acre tractsOne of Abacos finest beaches, located at Schooner Bay, 26 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Beach frontage with elevations of 60 ft. available. Electrical service available soon. 1 acre tracts inland with access to beach close by. $60,000Red Bay (Inland) 105 acresOnly 12 miles north of Marsh Harbour, located on a secondary road, with a Cul-de-Sac. Property has thick pine tree forest and elevations. Unique opportunity to acquire a large tract of land. $16,000 per acre.Open to joint ventures. Other Properties Available. Phone: (242) 324-1476 Fax:(242) 324-2902Anco Lands Ltd.www.ancolands.com Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIAL SGameBoyw/Game & Case$189.00Fridgidaire Gallery Washers$597.00AM/FM Radio$19.00SPECIALS GOOD, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, FOR JULY 2003 Dont Drink and Drive HOMES & LAND Family Island SpecialistsChris Thompson(chris@hopetown.com)Greg Roberts(greg@hopetown.com)Ph: (242) 366-0216 www.elbow-cay.com Fax: (242) 366-0223 Price: $1,500,000Custom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turnkey 4B/4B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht. VILLA JUNKANOOPrice: $1,290,000 LUBBERS LEESea to sea property over 4 lush acres, beautiful beach on western side, 100 foot dock on eastern side, main house, and cottage, lots of decking, a rare find.JOES CAY 3 Acre private undeveloped cay accessed from Elbow Cay, located in White Sound, great elevation, deep water for dock, rare opportunity, serious inquiries only. Price:$1,762,00LITTLE ORCHARD Island Style home, 3bd/2bth located on 2 lots 90X158ft. each, central a/c, fully furnished, wrap around decks (upstairs) Downstairs has a 1bd/1bth furnished apt. w/central a/c (rental income $800 per month). Fully enclosed workshop, 30kw generator, 3 telephione lines, cable tv. Lots are fully landscaped with mature fruit trees and citrus. A must see! Price$588.00DORROS COVE Lage hillside lot 110 x 200 with great views of the Atlantic, cleared and ready to build your perfect island home. Underground electric & telephone, great buy. Price:$151,500MARNIES LANDING Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at:$230,000MARNIES LANDING LOT #7B Rare opportunity to buy not only one of the most beautiful 1/2 acre lots in Marnies with panoramic views, but also have 2 private dock slips, one for a runabout up to 30 the other up to 60 Starting at:$325,000EAST VIEW Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000 Price: $1,870,000Fabulous Villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. These 2 bed/2 bath villas are beautifully furnished with West Indian decor throughout. A dip pool is shared and surrounded by open decking. Sold fully furnished, totally turnkey, rental history. FLAMINGO VILLASPrice: $1,300,000 OCEAN HOUSE Incredible parcel of property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located on the Atlantic Ocean in historic Hope Town Settlement. 74 feet of ocean front on long white sandy shore. The house has open floor plan with large kitchen and great/dining room, vaulted ceilings, good renatl history. Price: $1,550,000Premier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool. PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSECustom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Price: $1,500,000 ATLANTIC HORIZONSElbow Cay and The Abacos, Homes and Property

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 19 Capt. Pat McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repairs of: Xantrex, Balmar and others SIMRADRaymarineF.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained TechnicianNow Located atop The Jib Room at Marsh Harbour MarinaTel: (242) 367-2163 Fax:(242)367-3388 e-mail: merlin@abacoinet.comMonitoring VHF CH16 Monday Friday 8am 5pm erlin sMarine Electronics Specials For You Sailors! SUPPLY DEPOTP.O. Box AB-20577 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Soap Dispensers Paper Towel Dispensers Pillows Towels Kitchen Utensils Silverware Styrofoam Cups Trays Bags Plastic & Paper Shampoo Soap Lotions Brooms Mops Cleaners Hotel and Restaurant Supplies ...and MUCH MUCH MORE!Located in Government Subdivision/Cove Estates. The Blue Warehouse on Top of the HillCOME SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsSpeed Limit PostedA speed limit sign has been posted on the Queens Highway advising that by order of the Commissioner the speed of vehicular traffic on Man-O-War streets is not to exceed 10 M.P.H. per Sec. 8, Subsection 3, Subsection B, Road Traffic Act, Chapter 204 1987, By Order of the Commissioner. Please help to keep our streets safe.Community Loses TwoLouis Joseph Des Parois III was born on December 1, 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri, and passed away on May 30, 2003. Louis married his wife Jeanne on June 4, 1942. They had two sons, Mark and Joseph (deceased). Louis was active in the Boy Scouts as a young man and attained the rank of Golden Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Sea Scouts and started the Sea Scout Ship in Kirkwood, Missouri. He was a machine tools engineer and was a manufacturing representative for companies that manufactured precision gauges and machine tools. Louis always loved the water and sailing. In 1967 he took Jeanne to Nassau for their 25th wedding anniversary trip. A friend, Ray Swank, told them that when they had finished the sights of Nassau they should come to Man-O-War and see the real Bahamas. And of course, when they did, they knew this was the place for them. In 1970 they purchased their home and named it Sugar Apple after a tree which had been given to them as a gift from Uncle Norman. They felt it was the perfect name because sugar apples were the sweetest fruit on the island and Man-O-War was the sweetest place. Louis and Jeanne spent their vacations on Man-O-War and after Louis early retirement, they made it their permanent home in 1978. Louis was very creative and made several furniture items for their new home. He planned and designed the additions to their house. A funeral mass was held on June 8th at his beloved Sugar Apple. He was a fine man and a good friend, and he will be missed. Jeanne and her family wish to thank everyone for all their assistance and expressions of sympathy during this time.Joseph Floyd Uncle Joe Shirleywas born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 28th, 1932. He passed away on June 13, 2003 in Boynton Beach, Florida, following a brief illness. Joe earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Arizona. He was subsequently awarded his Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from the same institution. He was self employed as well as working for Mountain State Research and Development for a number of years. He developed new and innovative processes in the field of copper and zinc mining and traveled the world sharing his ideas. Joe and Bea came to Man-O-War from Tucson, Arizona, eight years ago. Their large beachfront house is always open to the children and is always full of the sounds of their voices. Uncle Joe took particular delight in entertaining the children when special days rolled around. Halloween would find him in his wicker rocking chair waiting for the kids to emerge from Aunt Beas Hall of Terror. He always had special treats for them. One year it was American Sacagawea golden dollar coins. But it was Christmas that was closest to Uncle Joes heart. His yard was turned into a winter wonderland of elves and lollipops, Santas of all shapes and sizes and of course, the nativity scenes. After all the lights were set to his specifications he was ready. His golf cart was transformed into a red and white sleigh, and Uncle Joe played Santa for all the island children. Uncle Joe was a giving man who enjoyed sharing his time with others, helping a friend who needed a hand, giving advice as a good uncle should and gracing us all with his incredibly dry sense of humour. He was always ready with a story or two for those who had a moment to sit and visit. It is often said that a mans worth can be measured by the love of children and his dog. Joe was never seen driving the streets of Man-O-War without his Mowcay. Joe is survived by his wife of 17 years, Bernadine; two sons, Joseph Theodore and William Floyd; stepson, Curtis Wayne (Terry) Miller; brother Edward (Trish); grandchildren Courtney, Ashley and Matt Miller.NoticeTo my friends in Man-O-War: I have enjoyed writing your newspaper column for the last four years. It is now time to allow someone else the privilege of getting the news out. A very talented young writer, Margo Albury, will be your new reporter. She is very enthusiastic and looking forward to serving you. Thank you all for sharing your experiences with me over the years. News of the Cays

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Page 20 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 *$1000.00 Shopping Spree will be redeemable at the participating location of winning entry. Purchase any two of the following products: Tide, Gain, Cheer, Dreft, Downy, Joy, Dawn, Crest, Olay products, Herbal Essence hair care, Scope, Zest, Charmin, Bounty, Pringles, Torengos, Folgers, Swiffer products, Tampax, Pampers Diapers, Pampers Wipes. Product availability may vary by location.Please see stores for details on qualifying products.Buy any two of these products and enter to win $1,000.00 Shopping Spree* Drawing will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2003. At these participating locations only:Alert to shoppers:$1,000 Shopping Spree is making waves! awyers MarketS

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Page 22 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO Ph: 242-367-2797 Fax: 242-367-2359@available GATORADEHERRSHERRS HERRSHERRS HERRS Ranch Flavored Tortilla ChipsSaddle up for some serious flavor! Herrs delicious new Ranch Flavored Tortilla Chips deliver a hearty, bold ranch taste that you wont be able to get enough of. Viva La Ranch!WelchsIts a fact.Gatorade is the most researched sports drink on the planet. Which might explain why nothing refuels and replenishes better not water, not juice or soda, not other sports drinks. Its scientifically formulated to have the right taste, the right amount of carbs and no carbonation.Welchs Grape Juice has been a family favorite for more than six generations. Today, our classic purple grape juice has been joined by a wide variety of wholesome juices to please every taste. Theyre all made with the same attention to quality as the original The choice for great cola taste. Aquafina PEPSI Enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of Aquafina. Our state of the art reverse osmosis purification system ensures consistently great tasting Aquafina in every bottle.Abaco HardwareStorm ShuttersHURRICANE SUPPLIES PlywoodToolsLumberNailsBatteriesLamps& OilHardwareCoolersStovesFlash lights Storm PanelsAccordian ShuttersPlywoodLumberRoofing Paper Roll Plastic Sheeting Roofing Shingles We Stay Open Until the Wind Gets HighDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 4 Sat. 7 12 Phone 242-367-2170 Roll-down shutters by Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MORECONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLEABLE ABLEABLE ABLE CALL/FAX365-8749ORemail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PP PP PRICESRICES RICESRICES RICES B B B B BELOWELOW ELOWELOW ELOW U U U U U .. .. SS SS S .. .. R R R R RETAILETAIL ETAILETAIL ETAILCONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE CONTRACTOR PRICES AVAILABLE Best wishes for your future,Caralee BethelLove & Prayers Dad & Mom Papa and Mama Ground BreakingBy Isobel Sherman On June 8 New Rehoboth Ministries International broke ground for their church building on a three-acre site on S.C. Bootle Highway west of the BEC generating plant. Crown Land was granted to New Rehoboth Ministries International which was incorporated in January 2003. The goal of New Rehoboth Ministries International is to equip all persons to discover their kingdom assignment. New Rehoboth Ministries International began in a storefront in the B & B Plaza in Marsh Harbour in August 2001 as New Birth Ministries and held its first service in August 2001. In October 2001 the church moved to the old Western Auto building on Don MacKay Boulevard. A brief serviced was held at the groundbreaking site. Pastor A. Louis, Pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town, and Bertram Mills, Jr., took part in the service. Different shaped shovels were used to turn the soil, symbolizing the individuality of each person. Pastor Earlyn Baillou, Sister Joan Baillou and all of the founding members of New Birth Ministries, now New Rehoboth, turned the soil. Several persons present gave remarks including Pastor Stephen Knowles of Strong Tower Ministry and Pastor Keith Russell of Faith Chapel. The ceremony concluded with the bulldozer being revved up for clearing the land for the new building, which will be able to be expanded.Church Holds Cook OutBy Portia Jonsson Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay held its annual church cook-out at the Treasure Cay Primary School grounds on June 14th. Three nights of revival service were held at the church during the week. Bishop Washington William from the New Caanan Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama, was the guest speaker for the first two nights. The last night wrapped up with a rap session lead by Pastor Earlyn Baillou from New Rehoboth International Ministries. The night of the cook-out ended with a pre-Fathers Day gospel concert at the Treasure Cay Primary School featuring the Cooling Waters from Freeport.Archbishop Lawrence Burke VisitsBy Jennifer Hudson On June 13th the Most Rev. Lawrence Burke, Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nassau and the Bahamas, spent the day on Abaco to get a first hand view of Church NewsGround breaking for a building for the New Rehoboth Ministries International took place on June 8. The site is on the S.C. Bootle Highway. The church, organized by Rev. Earlyn Baillou, has been meeting in the old Western Auto building. the situation of the Haitian residents since the devastating fire, to assess their needs and to see how the Roman Catholic Church community can help. Firstly, he inspected the site of the fire, then spent time in meetings with Ms. Charlamae Fernander and her assistant, Ms. Zenovia Mills, and was most impressed with the professional way in which they are handling the situation. Bishop Burke wanted to find out from Social Services how the church can help so that he can coordinate the churchs efforts Please see Church Page 33

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 23 NEW! Casuarina Point!Super New England style home. Deepwater canal, layalong dock. Two-story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dormer windows w/ views. All tile interior, tongue & groove paneling, ceiling fans. Canal outlets to the Atlantic. Fully furnished. List #7863$195,000 Sea LavenderElbow Cay!Charming Atlantic 2 bedroom/2 bath beachfront home on 34,700+/square foot site. Open plan living, exposed beam ceilings, hardwood floors, fresh water pool, screened gazebo and more! Large site lends to expansion.List #7310 $1,190,000 Bahama Palm Shores! Gorgeous 28,000 plus s.f. beach front home site, well-priced. Safe, secluded community. #7479. $86,500 Bahama Palm Shores! Affordable inland and beach front home sites from $15,000. Call for details on these great buys! Bahama Palm Shores! Beach front home site, 18,920 square feet with 120 feet on the beach! #7731. $69,800 Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #7159 $15,000 Joe Bookies Bay! Realistically-priced, 10 acres of prime, undeveloped land.Nice elevations, rocky shore and sand beach. Resort Potential. #7793. $364,000Joes Creek! 2+ acres. Build single family or duplex. Convenient location with highway frontage & beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee Beach Front! Half acre plus home site.100+ ft. of shoreline. Well-maintained and ready to build. #5272. $233,500 Leisure Lee! Over 27,000 s.f. canal front home site on main waterway. Selling quickly, dont wait! #4416. $50,000 Marsh Harbour! Building site near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Build commercial or residential. #6351 $120,000 Marsh Harbour! Landmark property. 6 unit self-catering inn on 1 plus acres of prime real estate. Room to expand, great investment. #7432. Serious inquiries only, please.Pelican Shores! Gorgeous 3/3 harbour front villa. All custom designer interiors. Deep water dock w/boat lift. #6010. $1,785,000Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village. 2 bed/1.5 bath apartment available. Fully furnished. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Select Properties Residential Rentals NEW! BeeBee BeeBee Bee s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!NEW! BeeBee BeeBee Bee s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!Spectacular location, direct Atlantic Ocean frontage on quaint Man-O-War Cay. Wonderful family compound composed of 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, gourmet kitchen all perfect for luxurious island living. Tiki bar and fresh water swimming pool, wrap-around porches, separate laundry room, oodles of storage space, hot tub, reverse osmosis water systems, large capacity generator and more! List #7867$1,750,000 June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bs

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Page 24 The Abaconian July 1st, 2003 Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. For Futher details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.net Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists Ph: (242) 365-8538 Ph/Fax: (242) 365-8587BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL BAHAMA BEACH CL UBUB UBUB UB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed/ 2 bath/ Den/ Lanai/ on-site pool and many other features. Starting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing LEEWLEEW LEEWLEEW LEEW ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST ARD BEACH EST AA AA A TETE TETE TE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect/ Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed/ 4 bath, large living,/ dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 Serenity a real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/ 4 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two story CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large,open concept living/ dining/ kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/ bath. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/ bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean frontage. Special property with many, many additional features including a 2 bed/ 1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 TT TT T reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Housesreasure Houses reasure Houses Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall. 2 bed/ 2 bath octagonal house. $400,000BrokersAnne Albury Marcellus RobertsSea Grapes Directly on the ocean, modern CBS, fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed/3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living/ dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms/ living/ dining/ kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage/ work shop/ storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation/ sprinkler system.$2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00$2,225,00 $2,225,00 You say you want beach? Then try this on for size One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World!Treasure Cay, Abaco A woman from the Mud reported on June 1 that someone she knew damaged her bedroom window. He was arrested but was later released when the accused family agreed to pay for damages. A second home owner reported on June 1 that a bicycle was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck while he was at a local club. A resident of Pigeon Peas was arrested on June 2 for attempting to steal a dinghy boat with a small engine from the Conch Inn and Marina. The Coco Bar in Treasure Cay was broken into on June 1. Three American young men admitted to the offence but were released because the complainant requested no police action. A woman from Hope Town reported that she was beaten up by her boyfriend on June 2. He was arrested and charged. A woman in the Mud was beaten by her husband on June 2. When a bystander tried to intervene, the man started fighting with him. He was arrested and charged with causing harm. A man was charged on June 3 with disorderly behavior in the Police Station and with stealing gas. A Moores Island man was arrested on June 3 of unlawful sexual intercourse. He was released pending a decision from the Attorney Generals office. A Snake Cay woman accused her husband on June 4 of threatening to kill her and burn her house down. Charles Roberts, 43, was arraigned in Magistrates Court on June 4. He was charged with breaking and entering the residence of an elderly woman in Marsh Harbour on April 27 with intent to commit a felony. His second charge was that he intentionally and unlawfully caused grevious harm to the woman. He was taken to Nassau and remanded at Fox Hill. On June 6 several fights broke out at Sandy Point. One Crossing Rocks man was injured by a group of Haitians and had to be air lifted to Nassau for treatment. Later Constable Forbes was stabbed while trying to stop another fight. He was also flown to Nassau for treatment. A third fight resulted when a police officer tried to break up a fight. He attempted to arrest one man when a group of men pulled the young man away from the officer and began throwing rocks and bottles at him. The officer drew his revolver and fired a shot in the air that dispersed the group. The men had said that there was a bounty on the officers head. Two man from Crossing Rocks, three men from the Mud and two men from Dundas Town were arrested.Police Report Seen above are Police Officers Woman Const. Charlton and Cpl. Dorsett patroling on the streets of Marsh Harbour. This is part of a community policing effort to make the police officer more accessible to the public. An officer is frequently seen on a motorcycle on the streets in Central Abaco. The police arrested Mr. Charles Roberts at his home in Marsh Harbour on June 4. He is shown on the left being escorted to a police vehicle. He is being charged with intentionally and unlawfully casuing grievious harm to a Marsh Harbour resident.

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July 1st, 2003 The Abaconian Page 25 With four styles to choose from to suit your needs, Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters can secure your home in minutes from theft or storm. Come to ABACO HARDWARE (Local distributors for Roll-a-way ) for a custom quote today. DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA DONT BE CA UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT UGHT WITHWITH WITHWITH WITH YY YY Y OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO OUR SHUTTERS DO WN!WN! WN!WN! WN!Tired of hours lifting heavy shutters, or damaging the walls of your home with nails and screws?THERE IS A BETTER WAY! ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTD ABACO HARDWARE LTDDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Tel: (242) 367-2170 e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsFor more info on Roll-a-way Storm and Security Shutters please contact us. Colonial shutters look like traditional wood shutters. With Roll-a-way shutters, the days of having to manually board up your home can be a thing of the past! Accordian shutters in front of sliding glass doors. Bahama shutters are available in an array of colors. Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Massages Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 The Nature Conservancy has recently committed to providing technical and financial support to Friends of the Environment. The Nature Conservancy is a large international conservation group which is recognized worldwide for its efforts in preserving the environment. The organization works with local groups covering a wide variety of conservation areas. This support will provide a great boost to the Friends organization on Abaco which is dedicated to conservation. According to Ms. Eleanor Phillips, the Conservancys new Bahamas Director, The Nature Conservancy recognizes that the activities of grassroots groups such as Friends are essential to conserving bio-diversity throughout The Bahamas. The Nature Conservancy is interested in strengthening the technical and administrative capabilities of such groups. The Conservancy chooses groups very carefully and has several criteria which the group must met. The first criteria is leadership. This past March Mr. Paul Hardy, Director for Conservation Training, met with the Board of Directors of Friends. He said, It is obvious that Friends has strong leadership committed, skilled diverse and active. The Conservancy looks for groups which are community based. Friends has recently moved their office to Marsh Harbour which allows it to interact with a larger constituency than it could while based on Elbow Cay. The third criteria is a record of achievement. Friends qualified in that area with their installation of mooring buoys, the facilitating parrot research, their assisting the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey and their educational efforts. The Conservancy will assist Friends in many ways. They will help them develop with core management functions such as setting conservation strategy, running a Board and raising funds. The agenda is focus and direct the strengths of Friends. Mr. Hardy and Ms. Phillips will be back on Abaco this summer to undertake the next phase of strengthening Friends which will include plans for key priorities and review strategies for resource generation. The Conservancy has committed to giving a generous organization grant which will give Friends funding to expand some of their programs now underway. The Conservancy will encourage Friends to exchange information with other groups in The Bahamas and in this region. The Andros Conservancy and Trust is a similar organization as Friends and the two groups can benefit from the other.Friends Will Have International Support Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort Advertise in The Abaconian J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs

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Lauderdale Authorized DealerELECTRIC OR GAS NEW USED REMANUFACTURED 2, 4 OR 6 PASSENGER LIFTED BOXESDiane Claridge Receives AwardBy Jennifer Hudson Diane Claridge, Director of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey, was recently honoured by the Zonta Club of New Providence at the Living Legends Ball held in Nassau. Diane, a Bahamian Research Biologist and Naturalist Guide, was recognized in the Environmental category for her work in the protection and preservation of the environment. Having gained a BS degree in Environmental Science from Florida International University, she is now pursuing a MS degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, through overseas research. In 1992 Diane submitted a grant proposal to Earthwatch for the Marine Mammal Survey for which she is a volunteer director. She is concerned with the very grave problem of pollution, whether it is marine debris or ship noise, and values her academic background which enables her to teach Bahamian students the importance of proper waste management. A patient, sensitive and dedicated person, Diane says she is inspired and motivated by learning about and contributing to greater understanding of the natural world and feels very honoured to have been selected for this award which was presented by the Governor General of the Bahamas, Her Excellency, Dame Ivy Dumont. In 1999 Diane received the Bahamas Ministry of Tourisms Cacique Award for Ecotourism. Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. In 1997 the Zonta Club of New Providence was officially chartered and has since assisted with several major community projects and successful fund-raising efforts. The Living Legends Ball is held to honour phenomenal women of the Bahamas. This years ball is the fourth of its kind and Diane was one of nineteen women selected to reflect the many facets of society.Artists to Show at Central BankBy Jennifer Hudson Seven artists are presently very busy preparing their work and putting the final touches on plans for their upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of the Central Bank of the Bahamas in Nassau. The exhibition, under the heading Artists of the Abaco Islands will take place from September 19th to October 3rd. On opening night there will be a catered cocktail reception with wine donated by Bristol Wines and Spirits of Nassau and an invitation has been extended to the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, to open the exhibition. The work of each of the artists first had to be approved by Mr. Antonius Roberts, Curator of the Central Bank Art Gallery, who is very enthusiastic at having this group of artists from one of the Family Islands presenting their work. The artists who will be showing are Vince McWeeney, acrylic on canvas and ceramics; Collette Rolle-Bootle, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and mixed media; Harriet Thompson, pine needle weaving with ceramics; Lori Higgs-Thompson, oil on canvas; Jeep Byers, block printing story boards incorporating print and paint, Beth Sweeting, acrylic on canvas and watercolours; and Marjolein Scott, watercolours on silk. All of the artists work will have an island flavour, depicting both the fantasy and the reality of Abaco. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! NCR Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...More Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri.A group of seven Abaco artists will be displaying their art work in the Art Gallery of the Central Bank in Nassau this fall. They are shown above discussing their plans. They are, left to right, Vince McWeeney, Jeep Byers, Collette Rolle-Bootle, Marjolein Scott, Lori HiggsThompson, Harriet Thompson and Beth Sweeting. All buildings are Red Iron, bolt-up kits in 26 gauge galv. that include engineered drawings and come in all sizes. Local building codes may cause prices to vary. Pricing FOB Factory. Multiple Panels and Colors Heavy-duty Red Iron Frame Multiple Configurations Customized Accents Easy Build-it-Yourself Construction 20-Year Mill Backed Warranty Fast, Quick & Easy Delivery From Manufacturing Facilities Nationwide Maintenance Free Fire Resistant Heavy Wind Loads Factory Savings 100% Useable Space1-972-267-9200Speed Quality Value The artists will travel to Nassau along with their work a few days before the show on the Bahamas Fast Ferry. The exhibition will be an excellent opportunity for this group of artists to present their work further afield and to acquaint a wider audience with the beauties of this island and the talents of the people here as it is expected that between 350 and 400 invitations will be extended. All the artists are very excited to have this opportunity and hope on their return to invite others to join with them to form an Abaco Artists Guild.National Arts Festival WinnersBy Isobel Sherman Traveling to Nassau on June 16 were a liturgical dancer, a modern dance trio and the Zion Baptist Church choir to compete in the National Arts Festival finals. When the scores were tallied, Sherell Roker, a grade 11 student of Abaco Central High, placed first in liturgical dance. Leon Carroll, Patrick Albury and Deon Smith placed first in modern dance and the Zion Baptist Church Choir placed first in the church choir division. Congratulations to all. People in the News

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 27 The Conch Inn Marina Deep water berths for vessels up to 120 ft. Marsh Harbours premier marina Full service with 80-slips Texaco fuel stationThe Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms with garden & harbour views Fresh water swimming pool Conch Crawl Restaurant and Bar Dive Abaco! SCUBA / Snorkel CenterThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: moorings_conchinn@oii.net www.moorings.comCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. Were waiting to take your lines. Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and MarinaTide Pelican Harbour August 2003Hope TownNew Museum Building ProgressesBy Tony Bennett The second phase museum building in Hope Town, The Balcony House, is progressing at a great pace. Started only two months ago, the building framework is constructed from The second building of the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum is well under way and is expected to be closed in by the end of July. This permanent location for the museum has required years of fund raising and much volunteer labor but is now close to completion. It is an appropriate addition to the Hope Town water front scene. The first building is on the right. News of the Cayspolystyrene blocks from Reward Wall Systems. The inside of the blocks is filled with concrete, six inches for the ground floor and four inches for the upper storey. The remaining wooden framework is all heavy lumber, resulting in a building that will not only provide safe storage for our museum artefacts but also a safe haven for Hope Town residents in the event of an emergency. It is planned to have the outside of the building including the balconies, siding and colonial wooden shutters completed and closed in by the end of July. Work on the inside will commence again in October providing that funding is available. Donations for this project may be made to the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum Society, Hope Town, Abaco.New Welcome SignHurricane Floyd destroyed a Welcome to Hope Town sign that had a lot of sentiment. Second home owner Mr. Bill Reukauf, now deceased, and several local young men had spent many hours making this sign. It Please see Cays Page 28 A new welcome sign now greets visitors to Hope Town. Carefully crafted by artists, it replaces one lost in Hurricane Floyd. Shown above are some of the volunteers who assisted in the installation. Top, left to right, Pat McCully and Harold Malone. Bottom, left to right Dan McCully, Tito Baldwin and Frankie Knowles. Tim Albury worked on the project but is not pictured. Photo by Tony Bennett

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Page 28 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information www.abacoinet.com www.abacoinfo.com www.abacos.com www.go-abacos.com www.oii.net + agents who have multiple cottages and houses Your U.S. Connection For New And Used Motors Evinrude Johnson Mercury Used Motors Parts Rigging Available For Information Call Mitch At 772-263-1031 e-mail mitch@sundancemarineusa.com 3321 N.E. Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach, Fl. 34957 Your U.S. Connection for New And Used Boats Silverton Wellcraft Regal Fountain Large Selection Of Used Boats Of Every Make And Style For Information Call Jerry At 772-263-1401 E-mail jerry@sundancemarineusa.com 3321 N.E. Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach Fl. 34957 Abaco Marine ConstructionQuality Marine Construction242-366-0224 Fx 242-366-0434 email: docks@hopetown.comDocks Sea Walls Marinas DredgingAll stainless steel fastenersDesign Drafting Permitting Etc.was a design of a sailboat made of small puzzle pieces and laminated. It has been missed by the residents of Hope Town. The Hope Town Association fulfilled a request from Hope Town Council to replace the old sign. Joette McCully designed, carved and painted the new three-foot by six-foot welcome sign with the candy cane lighthouse and the Abaco Rage sailboat. Lantana flowers are planted at the base of the sign and native sea grape and tabebuia trees are planted in the background. The sign was erected on June 14 at the Upper Public Dock in Hope Town. We hope all our residents and visitors will enjoy our new welcome sign when arriving in Hope Town on the ferry.Green Turtle CayFund Raising for Fire TruckOn May 31 Green Turtle Cay hosted a fair to raise funds for a fire truck and fire fighting equipment. Fair goers were treated to a wide variety of food, barbecued and fried, sweet and spicy, cold and hot. Hoopla, darts, sponge throw and soldier crab races were some of the games played that day. The highlight of the fair, though, was the beauty pageant. Six lovely contestant strutted their stuff as they competed for the sash and tiara. Olga Svenson-Cash, Carly Schrek, Forian Johnson and Little Miss Jewel Roberts, Wadelena Cash and Wilhemena Levarity danced, pranced and showed their womanly guile as they delighted the crowd and impressed the judges. All six were worthy of the title, with their (un)questionable beauty and seductive stage presence. In the end even the judges couldnt decide. Turning to the crowd for help, the judges determined that Wilhemena Levarity would wear the sash and be crowned Miss Green Turtle Cay Fire Department 2003. The fire organizers said it was a successful fund raiser. They were able to raise More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 27 $22,500 between the fair and independent donations for this very worthy cause. Work still needs to be done and money still needs to be raised but this is a good start for realizing our goal of developing a volunteer fire department and making Green Turtle Cay an even safer place to live.Man-O-WarSchool NewsBy Margo Albury On June 18th the Man-O-War Cay All Age Public School held its annual awards ceremony. This ceremony is great way to end the year; the students are awarded for their hard work as well as the teachers. There were many awards from dubious achievement to academic awards. A new award was introduced this year, the Judith Helman Reading Award This award was given to Amelio, Shauna, and Adrianna. For several years the Amber Bethel Memorial Living Award has been given to the student who shows great character in their church and community. This year the award was given to Adrianna Fund raising took a new approach in Green Turtle Cay. They held a beauty contest to name Miss Green Turtle Cay Fire Department 2003. Their idea worked very well. The fair with the beauty competition along with donations raised $22,500 for a fire truck and fire fighting equipment. Shown above are the contestants, all in their finest garments. Competition was so keen that the judges finally had to appeal to the public to make the final decision. Shown above in the place of honor and wearing the tiara is Wilhemena Levarity who happily accepted his new title. The others are Olga Svenson-Cash, Carly Schrek, Forian Johnson, Little Miss Jewel Roberts and Wadelena Cash along with the organizer of the event. Philpot. The highest award that the school offers is the Arthur Hanson Award given to the student with the highest Grade Point Average. There are two of these. The Junior was given to Alley Philpot and the Senior to Adrianna Philpot. Three students will be leaving the school this year to continue their education in Marsh Harbour. All in all it was a great ceremony honoring all the students in some way. In other school news Joshua Malone graduated from Forest Heights Academy on June 12th with an award for citizenship.New BabyMan-O-Wars newest resident is Micah Samuel Albury, who was born on June 5. He is the son of Dave and Madeline Albury. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 29 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Fire Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept. 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Ambulance Trauma One Marsh Harbour 367-2911 Fire Dundas Town Volunteer 367-2935 or 4935 Man-O-War Fire & Rescue 365-6911 Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc VHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ....$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market ....$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto .............................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ...........$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ..................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ..........$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house ..............$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house. $16 + $5 Great Cistern ........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay .........................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay ....................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ..................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ....$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ...............................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ......................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore..$ 2 each Jib Room ..............................................................$ 3 each Golden Harvest ......................................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ....................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock ....................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ...............$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .......................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy .........$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors .............................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ...........................................................$25 + $5 Coopers Town ..................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ...................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay ..........................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ....................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ...........................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven .....................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round Trip ...............................$85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour .................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joes Creek ......................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..............................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks ................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 Waiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ............... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................ 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Laud erdale ............................ 367-2800 American Eagle Miami ..................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau ........................................ 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch....................... 367-3415 Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale ................ 954-359-8020 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ........................ 367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..... 954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .............................. 367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale ................................. 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. .......... 367-4852 Local charter companies serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air Charters367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ........................................ 367-2089 Medical Services Abaco Medical Clinic Marsh Harbour........ 367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.... 367-2295 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town............ 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay......... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town.................. 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point................ 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................. Dive ShopsMarsh HarbourDive Abaco..................................... 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center.............. 367-4646Hope TownDaves Dive Shop.......................... 366-0029 Froggies ........................................ 366-0431Treasure CayTreasure Divers .............................. 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures ................ 365-8111Green Turtle CayBrendals Dive Shop........................ 365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ........................ 365-4271 Guana Cay Dive Shop............... 365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............. 365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals............................... 367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals .......................... 367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals ............................ 367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals ......................... 367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals ...................... 367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals ......................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars.. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ........................... 367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals .......... 367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals ............... 477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental............................... 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental............................... 365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss......................... 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.... 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals ................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts.................................... 477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals............................... 375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ................... 365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals..................... 365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................... 365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals .............. 365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals .................... 365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..... 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................. 366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals....................... 366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals.......... 366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals ...................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .................. 366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................... 366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals ........... 366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals .............................. 366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent................................... 365-8193 Cass Carts......................................... 365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals ........................ 365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ............................ 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals................................. 365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ............................. 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks................ 365-8749 Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.... 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour .... 367-5358 Reef Abaco Beach Dive Center M H ....... 367-4646 Reef Dive Abaco Marsh Harbour ............. 367-2787 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town........ 366-0024 Kayak Abaco Adventures Treasure C ....................Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Return 8 am 11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45 am 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:30 (min $40) Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pmFare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack Dock Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return 3:30 $35 Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven Abaco to McLean s Town Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way $80 round trip Children half fare For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus serves Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr.Wednesday Lv Nassau 9 am Lv Sandy Point 1:30 pm Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adult fare $90 RT, 50 OW Call for rates on cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Nassau 323-2166 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....... 366-4175 Links Adderly ......... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ......... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer.......... 367-3941 Justin Sands .......... 367-3526 Terrance Davis ....... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ...... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury .......... 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ....... 366-2111 Will Sawyer .............. 366 -2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe .................366 -2107 Junior Albury.. ............366 -3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ...........366 -0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie .........477 -5894 Orthnell Russell ..........365 -0125 Alexander Rolle .........365 -0120 Edward Rolle .............365 -0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ..........365 -4070 Jeff Survance .............365 -4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365 -4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$.............. 367-2158 Backstreet Cafe ................................... 367-2782 C&G Restaurant .................$.............. 367-3227 Conch Crawl......................$.............. 367-4444 Golden Grouper.... ..............$.............. 367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center...........$.............. 367-5959 Hummingbird ....................$$.............. 367-2922 Jamies Place .....................$.............. 367-2880 Jib Room........ ..................$$.............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch).......... 367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$.............. 367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen.......$.............. 367-2002 Pops Place........................$....+..... 367-3796 Sapodillys ......................$$$.............. 367-3498 Sea Shells..........................$.............. 367-4460 Snack Shack......................$....+..... 367-4005 Snappas .............................$.............. 367-2278 Subway .............................................. 367-2798 Wallys............................$$$.............. 367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn .................$.............. 367-2022 Mackerals ........................................... 367-5932 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy............. 367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn .......................$$$.............. 366-0133 Boat House ......................$$.............. 366-0065 Capn Jacks.......................$.............. 366-0247 Carltons Island Grill .........$$.............. 366-0253 Harbours Edge ................$$.............. 366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .........$$$.............. 366-0095 Munchies ...........................$....+..... 366-0423 Rudys Place..................$$$.......... 366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion ..............................$.............. 365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................. 365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise .................................... 365-5197 Guana Seaside ...............$$$.............. 365-5106 Nippers......... .................$$$.............. 365-5143 Mermaid Cafe ................. $$$.............. 365-5137 Orchid Bay.......................................... 365-6175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe.... ..............$ Harbour Cafe ......................$.............. 365-8635 Hudsons Delight .................$.............. 365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar...$$.............. 365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant ......$$$.............. 365-8469 Touch of Class ................$$$.............. 365-8195 Travellers Rest .................................... 365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House .....................$$$.............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$.............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ...........$$$.............. 365-4271 Lauras Kitchen .................$$.............. 365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant........$.............. 365-4625 New Plymouth Inn.........$$$.............. 365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe........................... 365-4234 Roosters Rest ..................$$.............. 365-4066 Sundowners ........................................ 365-4060 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock)...$....+..... 365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js................................$.............. 366-4020 Oeishas ............................................... 366-4139 Pete & Gays..................$$$.............. 366-4119 Seaside Inn ....................$$$.............. 366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ..................... 366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce367-5822 Fax 367-5823 abacochamber@abacoinet.com Area code 242 unless listed Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F...... 353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................45......F...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32......F...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina ..15................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service.10......F...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26 ......F...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183 ......F...... 367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F...... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F...... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes ...................29......F...... 367-2366 Port of Call................24......F...... 367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7................ 367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina... .....6......F...... 366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F...... 365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort.22 ......F...... 365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F...... 365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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Page 30 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003ries have not been paid since May of this year (five weeks). g) The farm has had no feed for three weeks and had to survive from cut jumbey. Now enough feed as arrived to supply the animals for a week. h) The farm has not had any water for three days. I) The cows have ALL gone wild in order to survive. j) Sixty pigs are left in the pig barn. On visiting the site I came across a boar which had died of starvation not 50 yards from the pig barn, and the pigs still surviving are all showing signs of severe malnutrition and dehydration. The one worker remaining has done so out of consideration for the welfare of the animals at the site. He shows up to work every day to do what he can for the animals, including cutting jumbey. He has not been paid for five weeks and deserves to be highly commended. His name is Boris Delancey. I urge that this situation becomes public knowledge so that the relevant agencies may take immediate action to rectify the situation. I have already verbally communicated with both the Development Bank and the Department of Agriculture and will confirm by delivery of copies of this letter as of office hours this morning 5th of July 2003. Sincerely, J.F. Hedden, Secretary Bahamas Farmers AssociationFarm Situation WorsensTo the Editor: On the 4th of July I forwarded a letter to you voicing concerns over the condition of Porkys farm here on Abaco and the ensuing threats to human and animal welfare. I would like to point out that at midnight on the 7th of July a local Abaconian driving a full size pickup truck was involved in a collision with two Black Angus cows. The safety features of the vehicle saved the drivers life but the cows were killed. The truck was completely written off. I would further reiterate that the situation at the farm has now become untenable and unless action is taken immediately, loss of human life is very likely to occur. On behalf of the association, I urge you to make this public knowledge so that the appropriate agencies may take the appropriate action. Sincerely, J.F. Hedden, Secretary Bahamas Farmers AssociationStatus Requires Adherance to Bahamian LawDear Editor, Please permit me some space in your paper to respond to the letter Wants Bahamian Status In this letter, Mrs. Lezinscr asked the question, What should I say if someone should ask my nationality? Apparently, Mrs. Lezinscar is under the impression that just because one is born in The Bahamas, they are automatically a Bahamian. However, according to Bahamian law, a child takes the nationality of the father if that childs parents are married. If the parents are unmarried, then the child takes the nationality of the mother. Any status beyond this is strictly at the generosity of The Bahamian government. I hope this clears up some of her and her countrymens obvious confusion. Mrs. Lezinscar also claims that the Haitians here are not like those in Haiti. Well, madam, they sure are not like Bahamians either. Furthermore, Haitians in this country will never be taken seriously until they embrace the laws and practices in The Bahamas. This includes obeying immigration laws, building laws and policies, electricity policies, etc. Bottom line, if you want to at least be considered Bahamian, you need to start acting like Bahamians. Encouraging your people to learn English would be a great start. Thanks for your time and I hope this clears up some of the false impressions the Haitian community is under. Jacob ValmontAppeal to Hope Town DistrictDear Sir, Madam, I am finally forced to express my thoughts to you in an officially recognized manner. I am concerned about several things that your Council has control of that affect the lives of your constituents. The first thing for me to touch on is communication. From the start I have felt that the communication between your Council and the residents of Elbow Cay is unacceptably low. It seems to be limited to one-on-one conversations in passing, or simple answers given to whomever calls you on the phone. Yes, we do have the public notice board on the Post Office wall, but it seems to be used for more mundane things and less for current issues that are before the Council. It is only fair that the public be well informed of the things that will affect the majority of us before they are voted on or implemented. I ask that you please make an effort to communicate with the people who elected you. We WANT to hear from you. My second concern is the condition of our roads, primarily south of the Post Office. There has been a dangerous pothole problem for several years now. Of course, this problem continues to get bigger and bigger. There can be no denying this. Why has this condition been allowed to fester? The verges on most sections of road are overgrown and in some instances are growing over the pavement itself. I can show you places where two to three feet of pavement are covered with vegetation. Dangerous conditions exist at some intersections of the main road and side roads. This is because of the overgrown verges. With the condition of the road it is surprising to me that we do not have frequent accidents. We do, however, have many, many near misses, and that should be a wake up call. Vehicles on this island can be seen swerving madly back and forth and sometimes rounding corners on the wrong side, while simultaneously being slapped by vegetation. They look like theyre involved in some form of a pinball game. Lastly, I do need to mention the recent installation of speed bumps. This really falls under both topics I have already touched on. First, there were precious few of your constituents who knew of this before it happened and there are many of us who feel that the haphazard and blatantly biased placement of these speed bumps has actually made the poor condition of our road even worse. In my opinion, you would make a lot of people happy by calling a Town Meeting in the very near future so this topic can be openly discussed and debated in a democratic way. Sincerely, Scott PattersonMorMor MorMor Mor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor e Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 Please see Letters Page 31

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 31 Madeira Park Plaza Suite 1 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas Phone: (242) 365-8061 Fax:(242) 365-8061Real Estate Sales Homes and Home Sites AcreageOcean Duplex Beach Villa: On Treasure Cay Beach. One bedroom/bath/kitchen/living room in each unit. 50 patio. Two extra building lots included. Like new in and out. Fully Shuttered Price: $480,000 (gross) On Treasure Cay Beach: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage plus full efficiency apartment. Price: $2,400,000 (gross) Galleon Bay Canal Home: Dock, ocean view, pool, 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Price: $1,250,000 (gross) On Treasure Cay Beach: 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. Extra lot included. 200 on ocean, 600 depth. Price: $1,900,000 (gross) 1305 Mariners Cove: 1 bedroom, A/C, TV, fully furnished, facing pool. Price: $77,000 Harbour Entrance View: 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms plus efficiency apartment. Two storey with glorious uninterrupted view over the Sea of Abaco. Price: $1,400,000 (gross) Real Estate Elbow Cay, Abaco, BahamasDem Wellsis a charming new home in Buttonwood Bay Subdivision. The residence has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,056 sq. ft. of living space, plus 352 sq. ft. covered porch upstairs and downstairs, 430 sq. ft. open deck at rear. It is set on a wooded 1/3 acre lot with a great view from the top porch. Excellent design, convenient location, fully furnished. CONTACT YOUR BROKER OF CHOICE -PRICE REDUCED!$474,000 sented South Abaco for more than one-third of the thirty years of this countrys Independence. Sen. Edison Key assisted Mr. Robert Sweeting and Administrator Alexander Williams in the presentations to the honourees. Persons receiving commemorative pins and certificates for service to the community were Mr. Patrick Bethel, educator; Rev. Lernis Cornish, pastor and farmer; Mr. Alton Lowe, renowned worldwide artist; Capt. Ernest Dean, Sr., mailboat owner; and Mr. Marcel Albury, creator of the first Abaco Flag RaisingFrom Page 1 LettersFrom Page 30Unhappy with Allocation of FundsTo the Editor At the last town meeting our settlement, Cherokee, was allotted two-thirds of an amount allotted to another undeveloped community in our district with fewer than onethird our population. This didnt seem fair. In fact, I have been fighting for our right to be recognized as a part of Abaco for a long time. Im speaking about Cherokee and the other community is Casuarina Point. We were left off widely circulated maps, presumably because we had no docking facilities or anything to attract the tourist or boaters. But, we are a town to be reckoned with. We are only 200 people and what everyone sees when they come to our community today is mostly what we ourselves have accomplished. We are a clean, neat, peaceful and an attractive little community, something to be proud of. We have two very active churches, a gas station, boat haven and laundromat. There is a school, a post office and an extremely well stocked library (thanks to local donations). There is a food store, second to none in all of Abaco, which supplies its customers with all their necessities in the food line, a basic selection of hardware and household items as well as a few T-shirts for our tourists. A few years back our citizens erected a memorial monument (again, through private donations) to remember the local fishermen, still one of our main forms of employment. We love our neighbours (most of the time), our children and our pets. When Hurricane Floyd struck Abaco, we received a fair amount of damage, no loss of life thank goodness, but still it was a very difficult time and it was days before many knew we didnt slip into the ocean. Yet our people pulled together, like they always do, they rolled up their sleeves and immediately got to work to help each other. Yes, we have received help from government in times of need, but feel this is only our due, as we are Bahamians and we help to support the public treasury too. Maybe not in the same increments as the more popular tourist oriented settlements and cays of Abaco, but maybe we will one day. However, what Im really getting to is what was told to us that night at the town meeting, not by just one person, but by many. And Im not sure I believe them to be right. They said that the other settlement has little and we have a lot, so we dont need it. I am not jealous of their allotment, but, in fact, glad for them. But, I feel our need is just as great or more important than theirs. And, just because in the past we have asked for private donation, had numerous cake sales, cookouts and various other fund raisers to accomplish what needed to be done, then why are we penalized now, when there seems to be a little extra money for the publics use. Havent we proved ourselves to be good stewards of what has been graciously given in times past and would in this instance make the best use of this money for the betterment of our community. Im not saying give us more, but at least, be fair and give us the same. In other words, why are we being penalized for helping ourselves. Yes, I understand compassion and the needs of others less fortunate than ourselves, and I agree we should not expect too much from government. I believe in volunteerism, in pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps and the saying God helps them that help themselves, However, obviously government is more inclined to help those who know someone. My feeling is that our local Council representatives are too shy or maybe too proud to stand up for what is right. Well, Im not. And I feel a good government is a fair government, and in this particular instance they were not fair. Lee Pinder ferry service. During the second playing of the National Anthem the flag was lowered by the officers and was presented to Mr. Sweeting, who then presented it to Mrs. Yvonne Woods to be taken on the final stages of its journey. The celebrations concluded at the new roundabout on Crockett Drive where wellknown retired businessman and community leader, Mr. Percy Archer, planted a commemorative tree. Mr. Don Cornish of the Abaco Tourism office is the Abaco Independence Committee Chairman and organized this event. P.O. Box AB-20958 Dundas Town Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-5411 Fax: (242) 367-2883 e-mail: strongtower@coralwave.com Pastor: Stephen N. Knowles Tuesday 7:00 p.m.....................................(1st & 3rd) Womens Ministry 7:00 p.m....................................(2nd & 4th) Men of Excellence Wednesday 7:00 p.m.................................................... Prayer & Bible Study Thursday 7:00 p.m............................................ Praise & Worship Practice Saturday 4:00 p.m............................................................... Youth Power Sunday 9:00 a.m....................................................... Family Bible Hour 10:30 a.m.................................................... Celebration ServiceSTCC MINISTRIES Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence force assisted in raising the ceremonial flag in Marsh Harbour on July 8. This flag was being carried to all the major islands of The Bahamas and was flown on Independence Day in Nassau.

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Page 32 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,292,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. MOTIVATED SELLER $1,600,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garage. Property has two fully landscaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 Lot Fifteen Canal front, newly completed and designer furnished dream house. CBS 3 bed / 2 bath 3,000 sq. ft. with double garage. Fully landscaped with irrigation system. Many extra features. $915,000 + 14% closing VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Front beginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interior beginning at $25,000 Sandpiper Beach/ocean front $500,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at treasurecayrealestate.com Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 2.5 bath -12 ft. wide slip $302,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip $182,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip $194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $91,000 2 bed / 1 bath $121,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300 Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with pool view $260,000 2 bed / 2 bath with direct greenway access to ocean plus extra features $272,000 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment build ing, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see. $350,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house $356,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach MOTIVATED SELLER $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitchen. $430,500 WINDWARD BEACH Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevailing tradewinds $800,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living. 5 bed / 4 bath, large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many, many extra features. $2,100,000 SANDPIPER BEACH Top of the Rock situated on two elevated ocean front lots with natural and tropical gardens. Main house 1bed / 1 bath with detached 2 bed / 1 bath guest accommodations plus additional 400 sq. ft. entertainment / bunk house efficiency. Great holiday beach property. $2,100,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Congratulationsto Ashley CashFor being placed on the Deans List for High Academic Achievement for the Spring Semester of 2003 at Valdosta State University Love Mom, Dad & Adam to Amanda SawyerOn her graduation from Forest Heights Academy as Valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA and best wishes as she continues her studies at Florida Southern College. Love, Her Parents and all her family and friends The processing of food was another topic covered at the recent Farmers Exhibition. Several people had examples of locally produced food. Mrs. Brenda had mango juice, mango bread, mango preserves and pepper jelly. Lovely Reckley offered samples of her Farm ShowFrom Page 2 By Isobel Sherman From dusk until midnight on July 10 the Empire State Building in New York City was aglow with aqua, black and gold lights to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Bahamas Independence. The 102-story New York landmark had a display in the main corridor of the building which included Bahamian history and culture. The Bahamas Tourist Office in New York provided the materials for this display. There are many Bahamians living in the New York area and many Bahamians have received their higher education in the New York.Independence Was Celebrated in New York Sharks Bite Two SwimmersA Florida attorney, Benjamin Brown, free diving at Walkers Cay, was bitten on the leg by a shark on July 8. Within 90 minutes he had been taken ashore, flown to Florida and was in the emergency room in St. Marys Hospital in West Palm Beach. He had just speared a large grouper when the shark hit him from behind biting his calf. He is expected to recover fully after four hours of surgery. A second visitor, Richard Horton, was bitten on July 9, while spear fishing off Bakers Bay on the north end of Guana Cay. Mr. Horton was treated in Marsh Harbour, then flown to Nassau for further medical treatment. delicious jams and preserves. Her selection included mango chutney and various jams. Mr. Keith Bailey demonstrated several processes. He made delicious HOT goat pepper sauce using green papaya, mustard and other ingredients. The attractive rich yellow color and the aroma were enticing even before anyone tasted the sauce. In the afternoon he demonstrated the making of guava preserves. Mr. Bailey, Senior Food Technician with the Department of Fisheries, came to Abaco to encourage Bahamians to go into food production. He was assisted by Ossie Nixon, a farmer from Central Abaco. Many people enjoyed the show and felt that the Farmers Association had done a great job. It was organized by many people including John Hedden and Pat Bethel.

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 33 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES VACANT LANDDerek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netHGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 7/15/03Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Parcel 100' wide over 450' deep over 1 Acre. Land Cleared for Building. 34' x 26' Storage Building Pump House Stairs to Beach NEW LISTING # AB5150 -$211,000.Cabbage Cove 1/3 Acre Sea of Abaco Beach-front Building Sites Mid-way between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay................................# AB5142 $ 118,000.Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hillside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel Fabulous Sea of Abaco views ................................................................. # AB5114 from: $ 230,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beach-front Building Site super views..................# AB5113 $ 275,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre.........................# AB5090 from: $ 59,000. Green Turtle Cay 104' x 80' Building site..................................................................................................................# 3619 $ 86,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill-top one acre building site. Great elevation, Wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views...................................... # AB5094 $ 485,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Two Adjoining Hill-top lots Each with private boat slips ....................................................................# AB5148 Under Contract Available separately or together..................................................................# AB5149 Under ContractSand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available....................... # AB5069 from: $ 63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach-front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort..................................# AB5104 $ 222,000.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels..................................# AB5113 $ 965,000. Kathleen AlburyEstate Agent Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242)477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comThe Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of Abaco The Regattas of AbacoKick Back and Relax in Abaco! We now represent a superb selection of Vacation Condominiums in The Regattas. Beautifully and fully furnished, all amenities. Close to restaurants and nightlife! Weekly and monthly rentals. Please call for information.Tel. 242.367.3262 FAX. 242.367.3260 Royal Harbour Village Bay Street, Marsh Harbour www.bahamasrealty.bs Email. abaco@bahamasrealty.bs MAN-O-WAR HARDWARE Interior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD #1 LUMBERPlain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyFor Quotes or Information Call Walter Sweeting or Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone 242-365-6011 Fax 365-6039 We monitor VHF Ch 69 Deliveries Arranged from Green Turtle Cay to Little HarbourAn Extensive Selection ofNon-CorrosiveHardwareBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless SteelHurricane ClipsBrass, Stainless & Monel Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 CongCong CongCong Cong rr rr r atulations tatulations t atulations tatulations t atulations t oo oo oCassie Albury Cassie Albury Cassie Albury Cassie Albury Cassie Alburyff ff f or ror r or ror r or r eceivingeceiving eceivingeceiving eceiving Super Honor Roll at Super Honor Roll at Super Honor Roll at Super Honor Roll at Super Honor Roll at AA AA A gg gg g ape Chrape Chr ape Chrape Chr ape Chr isis isis is tian Sctian Sc tian Sctian Sc tian Sc hoolhool hoolhool hool LoLo LoLo Lo vv vv v e fre fr e fre fr e fr om Daddy & om Daddy & om Daddy & om Daddy & om Daddy & MommyMommy MommyMommy Mommy YY YY Y ou go, Gir!ou go, Gir! ou go, Gir!ou go, Gir! ou go, Gir!The funeral service for Bernard Bern Reckley, 82, formerly from Black Wood, was held in Nassau. He is survived by sisters Susiemae Longley, Mary Whylly, Rosemary, Ruthmae and Jessiemae Reckley; brothers Alexander, Samuel, Emmanuel and Daniel Reckley; nieces Rosetta Rose, Etlyn Simmons, Pastor Sevaleta Fowler, Valderine Johnson, Pastor Miriam Emmanuel, Patricia Knowles, Geleta, Neta, Marguerite and Aida; nephews Lionel Cornish, Charles Adderley, Sidney Cornish, Ivan Bonaby, Sylvan McIntosh, Daniel, Brian and Tyrone Bootle, Nelson Reckley, Samuel, John, Lavern, Leo, Mervin, Azeal, L.G., Felix and Roland Reckley; and many other relatives and friends include Euclid Baillou and family and the Cornishes and Reckleys of Blackwood. Samuel Dewitt Lowe 86, of Hope Town passed away on July 8. His funeral was held on July 8 at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. Rev. Carla Culmer officiated assisted by Mr. Vernon Malone and Mr. Ricky Sweeting. Interment was in the upper cemetery in Hope Town. He is survived by his wife Mariah Lowe; daughters Marina Dekle, Annette Kourvaras, Belle Albury, Kathy Whiting, Darnelle Stratton and Clara Stratton; sons-in-law John Kouvaras, Barry Whiting, Floyed Albury, Keith Stratton and Andy Stratton; grandchildren Julie Keys, Fred Dekle, Cindy Kouvaras, Tim Albury, Lana Cartwright, Brock and Dane Stratton and Mandy Bonnell; greatgrandchildren Jennifer, Jessie, Senetra, Dakota, Bradley, James, Jacob, Tyler, Brianna, Brian and Tanner. He was predeceased by his daughter Evelyn and son-in-law Monty Albury. William T. Pascoe III passed away on June 25 at his Newport Beach home in California home at the age of 87. He was a long time second home owner in Marsh Harbour. He was the founder of the Pascoe Metal Building company and eventually chairman of the parent company, American Cement. He was a decorated soldier, an accomplished pilot, an excellent sailor and a noted breeder and trainer of thoroughbred horses. He was very involved with Regatta Time in Abaco, competing in the early years. He served as Commodore of the Green Turtle Sailing Club in 1978 and was Race Committee Chairman of Regatta Time in Abaco from 1979 to 1987. He is survived by his wife, Sally; sons Bill, Michael and Marc; daughter-in-law Dana; grandchildren Willy and Sofia. Services were held on June 30 in Newport Beach. The funeral for Herbert Milton Joe Calma 75, of Murphy Town was held in Nassau on July 11. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Thelma Calma, Sheila, Temeika and Nichole Fox; sons Herbert, Jr., Charles and Andrew; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Henry Kellman; sister Murial Edwards; daughter-in-law Joyce Calma; nephew Nat Adams; nieces Paulette and Lorie Adderley; grandnephews Tristin, Nat, Jr., and Nathan; grandnieces Leathea and Illiana; great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Rev. Godfrey Cooper, 98, was on July 13 at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town. Rev. Wilbert Outten officiated assisted by Rev. Kenneth Knowles. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his daughters Wilderlean Cooper and Carmeta Bishop Kinly-Side; son Elder Lernis Cornish; granddaughters Elizabeth Ferguson, Monique Stuart, Terry Armstrong, Tamara Jones, Maria Dames, Michelle and Meredith Thompson, Virginia Allen, Freda Storr, Eleanor Hield, Margaret Everette, Rita Higgs, Romona Moncur, Kimberly Stubbs, and Margaret Gibson; grandsons Stephen Cooper, George Bonaby Jr., Wilfred Edgecombe, Elwood Cephus, Terrence Edgecombe, Kevin Higgs and Nerman Thompson; son-in-law John Bishop Kinly-Side; daughter-in-law Edna Cooper Burrows; sisters-in-law Preselitta, Nesbitte and Amanda Russell; brother-in-law Joseph Hield and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Evelyn Candice Sands 77, of Guana Cay was in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau on July 11. She is survived by her husband, Donald Sands, sons Andrew and Paul Sands, daughter Mellony Hart; brothers Thomas, Charley and Wendall Sands; sister Elva Gates; grandchildren Jessyca and Cara Hart, Kemmie, Adam, Jordan and Justin Sands; nieces and nephews including Timothy Sands, Bek Sands and James Sands, Luedean Thompson, Dave Collins, Linda Bethel, Norma Collins, Myrna Weatherford, Jeff Collins, Renee Higgs, Carla Albury, Deborah and Ian Sands and many other relatives and friends.ObituarObituar ObituarObituar Obituar ies of Ries of R ies of Ries of R ies of R elativelativ elativelativ elativ es and Fes and F es and Fes and F es and F rr rr r iendsiends iendsiends iends Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 34 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 Brent Cartwright coldbank@abacoinet.com Mailin Sands msands@abacoinet.com LIGHTBOURN REALTYOffice# (242) 367-2992 Fax# (242) 367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Gr een T ur tle Cay Of ficeChris Farrington Agent Office# (242) 365-4695 Fax# (242) 365-4697 Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs MAKING REAL ESTATE REAL EASYTMwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.com #1322 Three bedrooms two bathroom modern home located in Treasure Cay near to beaches and golf course. Immaculately cared for home with all the modern amenities such as central A/C, cable etc. Offered at $295,000 #0337 Unique waterfront with shared dock. Two bedrooms, two baths, octagonal tree house overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Perched high above the ground among the trees, this house is aptly named Hummingbird. $275,000 #0333 Waterfront estate in White Sound, Green Turtle Cay. Two bedrooms, two baths, master bath has a spa. The modern interior consists of two dinning areas, an island counter bar, living room and kitchen. All rooms enjoy a magnificent view of the harbour. Offered at $850,000 Two affordable Lots Coco Bay area, 2 minutes to beach. $30,000 each Nice Neighbourhood cleared lot with fruit trees near to beaches park and a public dock. $45,000 Beachfrontacre lot virtually on the Atlantic Ocean Beach. $210,000 Sand Banks vacant property available in the Sand Banks area, various sizes, Call today. GREAT PRICES Starting at $39,500. Motivated Seller Great Abaco Club Vacant lot available. This lot has the most canal frontage in the club. Dont miss this opportunity. $239,500 Guana Cay Gorgeous beachfront property available. 100 X 700 deep. $349,000 Guana Cay Beachfront lot, 70 x 250. $240,000 Marsh Harbour Two, 2/1 apartments for sale, 1/1 efficiency in the rear also, fairly new appliances, furnished, fenced yard. $187,500 Cabbage Point Acreage available in 5 acre plots, with financing. 20% down balance over 5 years. Call today for more details. Casuarina Point vacant lot available, close to beach. $17,000 Bahama Palm Shores Call about our many listed properties in this fast growing community. Starting as low as $15,000 Marsh Harbour 2 acres of prime residential property. Runs 190 on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for details. Little Harbour Vacant lots on the rocky shoreline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. $90,000 Man-O-War Vacant property available. Inland lots within walking distance of a beach. Call for more information. Leisure Lee Best priced canal lot. $45,000 Man-O-War Cay 2/1 charming cottage available in heart of town. Perfect for a vacation home. Close to all conveniences and close walk to a few lovely beaches. Dont delay. $149,900 Casuarina Point 3/1 canal front home, sea walled, dock, boat house, DRASTICALLY REDUCED. $229,000 Guana Cay 4/2 home with 2/1 apartment, on magnificent ridge, private dock, great rental history. $699,000 Guana Beach House 2/1 home close to town, fantastic rental history, spacious patio overlooking beach. $375,000 Man-O-War Cay 3/3 elegant home with 2/2 guest cottage, fantastic views, beautifully landscaped, steps to sandy beach, loaded with extra special features. $1,610,000 Guana Cay Elevated lot with bay and ocean views, private dock slip on boat harbour. Fantastic deal. $90,000 Royal Harbour Harbour front lot with 70 x 23 dock slip, ready for building. $239,000 Pelican Shores Elevated harbour front lots available, one of a kind location in Marsh Harbour. Starting at $225,000 Hope Town new 2/2.5 home, on 17,000 sq. ft lot, with approved plans for main house, bay views, ready for occupancy. $474,000 Marsh Harbour 3/2/ home in Cove Estates, huge kitchen, spacious lawn, great deal. $185,000 Polyethylene Plastic Storage Tanks 50 to50 to 50 to50 to 50 to 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 GG GG G allons allons allons allons allonsPh. 805-473-7265 Fax 805-473-7291 www.loomistank.comUse for: Drinking Catchment & Irrigation Fire Protection Septic tanks T ransportNEW 1800 gal open-top nestable tank with removable lidLOOMIS TANK CENTER 2360 sq. ft. building 15,000 sq. ft. lot 2 story with air conditioned offices upstairs and downstairs 4 phone lines 2 bathrooms downstairs, 1 bathroom and kitchenette upstairs 14 roll up door serving full 2 story warehouse area private water well close to downtown Marsh Harbour, off Don MacKay Blvd.MOTIVATED SELLER Call 367-2598FOR SALE and shelter. They also provide medical care and education assistance for the poor in the Caribbean and Latin American. Last year their donations totaled over $4 million. The organization is based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and Mr. Price, an attorney from Deerfield Beach, is the Secretary of the organization.PLP Held 30 Anniversary ServiceNearly 60 persons turned out for a PLP church service celebrating 30 years of independence. The service was held in the Trumpet Assembly of God Church. Mr. Reynard Rigby, National Chairman of the of the Peoples Labour Party, spoke on behalf of the PLP with Pastor Carlton Dorsett giving the main message. Sen. Edison Key gave a short history of the PLP achievements during their years in government. He was pleased that people are showing pride in their country by flying flags everywhere. They may not be PLP but are still proud to be Bahamian. Mr. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing The PLP Party held a service commemorating the 30th Independence anniversary on June 29 at the Trumpet Assembly of God in Dundas Town. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Raynald Rigby, National Chairman of the PLP party sitting in front row with his wife, Mr. Fritz Bootle from Coopers Town and Sen. and Mrs. Edison Key. Sen. Key spoke of the accomplishments of the PLP party since its founding in 1953. and National Insurance, said, It was the foresight of the founding fathers in 1953 that led to Independence in 1973. They formed the foundation which others have built on, creating the PLP that we see today. We must not rest on our past efforts but continue to build and go forward. Rev Carlton Dorsett gave the sermon which stressed the underprivileged who live in this country. He said that The Bahamas has shared its blessings with many less fortunate persons and has been a host to many in the international community. He felt that God restored the PLP to power. There are too many people hurting, too many are marginalized. Decisions must be made and those in power are in a position to do this. He added, It is the young who are marginalized.Housing for Fire VictimsBy Isobel Sherman Minister of Housing and National Insurance, the Hon. Shane Gibson, MP, said that with 71 homes destroyed by the fire in Pigeon Peas in May those persons who qualify News CentralFrom Page 7 Please see Central Page 39

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 35 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES HGChristie.com "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 7/15/03Bahama Palm Shores Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,300 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on almost 1/2 acre lot. One Block from beach, two minute walk.................................# AB76 -$275,000. Bahama Palm Shores Elegant 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,000 sq.ft. home. with 1 bedroom, 1 bath detached cottage/apartment on double lot over 2/3 acre Near beach Auxilary Generator.............................# AB87 -$430,000.Elbow Cay Dorros Cove "Lady Bug Loft" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home on 1/2 acre overlooking Tahiti Beach. Private boat slip. Fabulous views Fully furnis hed........................# AB83 -$840,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home, one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property...........................# AB25 $ 349,900. Great Cistern "Sea View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,900 sq.ft. home 700 sq.ft. of covered verandahs. Over 1/2 acre of land central A/C Private beach access Superb Sea of Abaco Views Furnished....................# AB90 -$500,000. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beach-front 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location........ ...............................................................# AB26 $ 1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres................... .......................................................................................................................# AB35 $945,000. Green Turtle Cay "Surcouf" 2,130 sq.ft. home on 1/4 acre 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath separate 1st floor apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath Across road from beach. Good rental income potential Furnished..# AB86 -New Price $636,000.Leisure Lee "Leisure's Rest" 3 bedroom 2 full baths, plus 2 -1/2 baths 2,700 sq.ft. home beautifully landscaped. Fully Furnished......................................................................................................................# AB84 $ 350,000. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock.........................................................................................................................................# 2899 -$875,000. Man-O-War Cay "Joe's Beach Cottage" 2,296 sq.ft. home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor living space. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, separate 1st floor apartment. Good income producer. Minute from beach Furnished...# AB61 -$410,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment 2 Acres over 1,000' water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views furnished..# AB67 $2,990,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Beach Point House" 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 sq.ft. home. 1,200 sq.ft. of verandahs and decks. 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco Two complete living units, Beach Great views....# AB89 -New Price $ 1,450,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Villa Douglas" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,650 sq.ft. Home, Covered Verandas, Garage Private Dock, Boat Lift Furnished............................................# AB71 $ 1,500,000.Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Point" 3 bedrooms 3 baths 1,320 sq.ft. Home, Private 50' Lay-along Boat Dock, Tastefully furnished and fully equipped .........................# AB93 $ 595,000.Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Lookout House" 4 bedroom, 3 baths 1,600 sq.ft. on sea-to-sea 3/4 acre. New addition and renovation. Natural foliage Private dock Fabulous views Furnished...............# AB91 -$1,120,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Linda" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,487 sq.ft. home, Attached Garage Private Dock Boat Lift Furnished .................................................................# AB49 Under ContractMarsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial 100' Prime Marsh Harbour Waterfront 1/3 acre 2,600 sq.ft. of office or residential space in two buildings Great Parking Private Dock.. # AB42 -$ 750,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock.................................................................................................................................. # AB73 $395,000Treasure Cay "Chameleon Bay" 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,478 sq.ft. Home. 150' of Treasure Cay Beach-front over 1 1/2 acres.................................. ......................................................................................................# AB95 -$925,000Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished......................................# AB66 $ 765,000.Treasure Cay "Son Burns" 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished...........................................................................................................# AB72 $ 635,000. Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal-front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished........................................................................................................# AB30 -$ 340,000. "Plum Loco" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Area 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Tastefully Furnished and fully equipped Beautifully Landscaped # AB97 NEW LISTING $752,000"Aquarium" Great Guana Cay Boat Harbour Area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,100 sq.ft. Home.Great Elevation, Superb views centrally located between Dolphin Beach Resort and Guana Seaside Village. Fully Equipped. #AB98 NEW LISTING $345,000 HOMES Derek Lee, BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netKathleen AlburyEstate Agent Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0032 cell: (242)477-5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.com"Laura's Hideaway" Marsh Harbour Cove Estates Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments, plus efficiency three separate living units. great location Excellent rental income furnished Priced to sell. #AB44 NEW PRICE $187,500 TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 tropicalselfstorage@abacoinet.com been too much damage and too many hard feelings. He will not resign his position but he will not work with several Committee members. There has been no infraction of the law. In fact, more work was accomplished at the Ocean View Park than was said to be done. He cannot work with Mr. Silbert Mills, Mr. George Cornish or Ms. Marguerite Cornish. According to Mr. Mills, Mr. Gray did nothing to help. He was evasive throughout the three-hour meeting, according to Mr. Mills. Advertise in The Abaconian Local Govt.From Page 22 FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE27-foot Boston Whaler 1988 Completely Refurbished in 2001 New 200 Yamaha 250s with 160 hours Bahamian DUTY PAID Price $48,500 See Treaure Cay Marina Dockmaster Or Call 305-446-5225 Office Mr. Gentry Morris of the Rotary Club of Abaco presented Junata Anee of Long Bay School the torphy for being the overall winner in a Speech Competition sponsored by the Rotary Club. The trophy was presented at the Awards Presentation honoring academic excellence shown by students throughout Abaco.Students Are Awarded for ExcellenceThese first grade students of Agape Christian School earned the Golden Eagle Award with perfect GPAs. They are, left to right, Barry Bostwick, Janell Collins and Danielle Wells.

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Page 36 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Central Abaco 2 bed/1 bath, new, fully furnished, central A/C, cable hook-up, only serious apply. Call 367-3720 leave message. Black Wood Elegant, fully furnished one bedroom apt. At entrance to Black Wood. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 365-0614 or 554-8424 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 www.GreatAbacoClub.com 2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fencedin area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight ResortFour Guest Units Liquor Store Open till 9 p.m. Phone 367-5995 Ask for Ernestine RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Simmons PlaceRentals Apartments Office Space Store FrontBarbara M. SimmonsPhone 242-367-2922 East Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco simmonsplace2002@yahoo.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSHope Town Vacation Home Conch Crawl Cottage, 3 bed/2 bath and loft. Weekly rate: $1350 up to 6 people, monthly rate: $2700 + utilities. Contact Kala Gates 367-4550 or E-mail beaches@batelnet.bs Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Little Harbour. Great ocean view, furnished 2 bed with A/C, 2 baths, sun deck, screened porch, w/all amenities. Rent $850/wk. Long term rental available. Sell for $250,000 Call 242-366-3515 or 850-230-8212 Marsh Harbour hill top apartments, 2 bed/1 bath, central A/C, fully furnished. Call 3672951 or 366-0347 after 5 Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Tract, two furnished apt. each 2 bed / 1 bath including water and gas. $1100 month. Call 367-2660 Marsh Harbour executive style 2 storey home. Hilltop view, 3 bed 2 bath, furnished, washer/ dryer/water included. $1200 month. Call 242477-0202 or 242-327-0238 Marsh Harbour Efficiency. Call 559-8770 Marsh Harbour Sweeting Tract 2 bed/ 1 bath. $800. Call Amos 367-3965 or 367-2004 Treasure Cay, Long term, 2 bedroom / 2 bath villa located on Solomons Parking lot, 3 bedroom / 2 bath house located on Flamingo St. Call 365-4105 for further info. Treasure Cay 1 bed furnished condo on T. Cay Marina. $875 per month. Lease only. Available Sept. 1. 477-5268 Houses and Apartments For Rent Classified Advertisements Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202 Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service Center WaterWater WaterWater Water MakersMakers MakersMakers MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. Sizes start at 100 GPD to 20,000 GPD .We can install, service and maintain all of the equipment we sell and drill the neccessary water and drain wells to supply the units. Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well Water Well ServicesServices ServicesServices ServicesProfessionally drilled water and drain wells. Serving all of Abaco including: Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, ManOWar Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour. We case all of our wells down to the water and use professional well screen at the pump levels. Get your well done today to supply your water maker or your home or business.Call us today 242-367-4841 242-367-4842 Call us today 242-367-4842 242-367-4841We also sell, service and install water makerswith campers are moonlight hiking, roasting wieners around the campfire and the final banquet at which the Camp King and Queen are crowned. Rev. Bob Cornea, Camp Director, notes that the campers also appreciate the good food and the great friendships they make. Not only does Camp Abaco host summer camps but is busy all year round hosting school groups from Abaco, Nassau and Freeport under the guidance of Rev. Bob Cornea, Jeff Key and a staff of volunteers, some of whom are often ex-campers who return to assist. Also, family retreats are held with accommodation provided in sixteen family suites. Summer camp was held for the first time in 1971 at Boat Harbour on the burnt-out site of the old hotel. Campers slept in tents, while a couple of the buildings that were still standing were used as the kitchen and caf. The following year camp was held at Bahama Coral Island under similar conditions. In 1973 Camp Abaco was established on its present beach site at Witchs Point, three miles south of Marsh Harbour. At first, large Army tents were utilized and then a concrete building was added each year. Unfortunately, in September 1999, Hurricane Floyd inflicted severe damage upon Camp Abaco, completely destroying nine buildings and damaging the rest. By the following July, just in time for the summer camps, Camp Abaco was up and running again, even better than before thanks to financial aid from churches in Nassau and the United States and teams of volunteers who donated their time to help rebuild. Rev Cornea would now like to be able to lease more land in order to expand further with a multi-purpose centre, indoor gymnasium and playing field. Hundreds of young people have received purposeful direction for their lives through a stay at Camp Abaco and Rev. Cornea says that he often has people coming back to tell him how much Camp Abaco meant to them saying, It helped us get our life on track. He is deeply appreciative of all the local business people, families and churches who continue to help Camp Abaco so willingly in so many ways and thus enable him to carry on this valuable service to the community.CAC Youth off to Puerto RicoBy Isobel Sherman On July 15-17 a track and field team of youth representing The Bahamas will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to compete in the Caribbean Athletic Championship Youth Games. Coaching the team is Mrs. Elva Davis, the junior track and field coach at Abaco Central High School. Mrs. Davis recently traveled to Nassau with three students from Abaco Central, Nadaige Duemercy, Rosena Jonssaint and Kevin Altidor, for the CAC trials. Although the trio did not make the final team, their showings were very impressive. According to Mrs. Davis, these three as well as some other promising juniors will be a force to reckon with next year and in the years to come. YouthFrom Page 15College of The Bahamas Abaco CenterThe College of The Bahamas has an Abaco Center located at the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour. Two classrooms and two office spaces have been renovated and supplied with desks and air conditioning. The office is open on Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 4:00 6:00 p.m. All college courses and programs are offered in response to demand from the general public. The College is prepared to offer most of its programs but requires a minimum of 15 students to cover its administrative costs. The College will offer College Prep courses beginning this September if 15 or more students submit applications and are accepted. The College also expects to offer the last course in the Certificate in Business program in September. If you are interested in any courses, you should contact the office to let them know. Due to public demand, a Conversational Creole course will be offered this September. Anyone interested who has not yet submitted application forms is asked to do so. The course will run three hours per week for 10 weeks. Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Mackerals Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Mondays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 37Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Eight Mile Beach 15 acres, 21 miles south of Marsh Harbour. 193 on beach, 60 elevation. Call 365-6035 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency Ltd Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.6 M. On the internet at www.bahamasinvest.com or call 365-4271 LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 www.greatabacoclub.com Sea Grape RealtyVictor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.com Elbow Cay: Lot on Centerline Road, 90 x 100, good title. $75,000 Elbow Cay: Acre in Back Creek, access to water. $80,000 Tilloo Cay: Two lots on Sea of Abaco, 100 wide, approx 250 feet long, deep water, hill top views. Please enquire. Lubbers Quarters: Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $120,000 Elbow Cays Beat Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Green Turtle Cay, 2 b / 2 b cottage for sale by owner. Near Green Turtle Club, beaches and docks. Asking $375,000 Ph. 561-202-8333 Lubbers Quarters, beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings/ 2 baths/ queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 www.abacohomeforsale.com Lubbers Quarters near Hope Town, Water front house, private dock, great views, furnished, rental history, turn-key, below appraisal. Owner 242-366-3100. www.abacotoday.com/lubbers Lubbers Quarters A.O.C. one acre prime property, Commercial or residential, includes protected MARINA for three boats, BEACH front property with private DOCK, includes 45 HILL with spectacular VIEWS. 750K Serious inquiries only. Tel 367-5415 Houses and Land For SaleClassified Advertisements Man-O-War, for sale by owner, beach front, shared dock, completely redone, in mint condition, central A/C, stand-by diesel generator, elegantly furnished, 3 bedrooms, small office, 1 full bath, 3 shower rooms, golf cart and garage. $850,000. Call 365-6288 Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Village residential lots starting at $22,500. Call 367-5978 or 3656044 Marsh Harbour Duplex, 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Sandra Evans, BRIMultiple-listing Broker sandra@ abacorealtor.comDavid CoteMultiple Listing Agent david@abacorealtor.com East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 www.abacorealtor.com Featured ListingSweetings Village: Charming, immaculate, newly built cottage-style residence. Open plan, bright kitchen, oversize tiles, cypress ceiling. Back up generator, fenced yard, beach access. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Offered fully furnished and landscaped. $192,000The Best Service in Abaco MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOTreasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Multi family Lot #65 Bl #167 Dundas Town 1/2 acre, 2 storey 4 bed, 2 bath, family rm Lot #25 Murphy Town Incomplete duplex one unit completed comprising 2 bed, 1 bath 6,900 sq. ft. Lot #60 Murphy Town Vacant Land 11,277 sq. ft. Lot #78B Dundas Town Vacant Land 10,810 sq. ft. Lot # 21 Murphy Town Commercial building 6,500 sq. ft. Lot #70 Murphy Town Duplex 2 2 bed, 1 bath 11,232 sq. ft. Lot #78 Dundas Town L-shape triples 3 2 bed, 1 bath units 9,000 sq. ft. Area for small shop Lot #18B Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Newly repaired 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #67 Treasure Cay Vacant Land Multi-family 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 Block #167 For condition of sale and any other information contact M. Gardiner or M.T. Rolle at 367-2141.BIDS ONLYA Man-O-War woman reported on June 25 that someone smashed a window and mirror of her truck while it was parked at Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour. Nothing was missing. An employee of Lowes Pharmacy in Marsh Harbour reported on June 25 that someone stole $576 from her handbag which was behind the counter. A Man-O-War resident reported on June 25 that someone smashed a window on a rental van. On June 23 a resident of Dundas Town was charged with causing bodily harm to her niece. She was remanded to Sandilands in Nassau. A Grand Cay resident reported on June 23 that someone stole an air compressor valued at $2400 from Well Bay Cay near Grand Cay. A woman living in the Mud reported on June 23 that she returned home to find several windows on her house broken. During the night of June 23 someone stole the cash register from Abaco Pizza in Marsh Harbour. Three dollars in coins was in the register. During the night of June 23 someone broke into Classic Coin Laundromat in Marsh Harbour. During the night of June 25 someone broke into Bay View Restaurant in Dundas Town. A Dundas Town man was arrested for vagrancy and lighting a fire in bushes nearby. A Sandy Point man was questioned concerning the theft of a GPS radio valued at $150 and $20.25 in cash from a home in Sandy Point. During the night of June 26 someone broke into Bay View Restaurant. Police are investigating a vehicle fire on Great Abaco Highway. Two officers and the Fire Chief discovered a jug of gasoline nearby. The owner of the car is from Casuarina Point. On June 27 someone broke into a house in Fire Road and stole a hand bag with $1000 cash. A Sandy Point resident reported that he was stabbed on June 24 and his assailant took his mobile phone valued at $47.Police Report As a result of information received, ASP Russell, O/C Abaco, went to Snake Cay on June 30 where the Police recovered 10 pots with suspected marijuana plants growing. They are making further investigations. Police officers are pictured above with the plants. They are, left to right, Insp. Cleophas Cooper, Res. Cpl. Beatrice Moxey, Res. Const. Reckley, PC Higgs and ASP Clarence Russell.

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Page 38 The Abaconian July 15th, 2003 June Russell Sales Patricia Love Sales Apprentice Celeste Pinder Rental Agent Your Key to Real Estate Sales & Appraisals In The Bahamas Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 YearsLocated in The Pink Building Royal Harbour Village Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and more throughout the Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great InaguaTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260 www.bahamasrealty.bs E-mail: abaco@bahamasrealty.bsBeeBee BeeBee Bee s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!s Nest! s Nest! BeeBee BeeBee Bee s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!s Nest! s Nest!Spectacular location, direct Atlantic Ocean frontage on quaint Man-O-War Cay. Wonderful family compound composed of 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, gourmet kitchen all perfect for luxurious island living. Tiki bar and fresh water swimming pool, wrap-around porches, separate laundry room, oodles of storage space, hot tub, reverse osmosis water systems, large capacity generator and more!List #7867 $1,750,000 Sea LavenderElbow Cay!Charming Atlantic 2 bedroom/2 bath beachfront home on 34,700+/square foot site. Open plan living, exposed beam ceilings, hardwood floors, fresh water pool, screened gazebo and more! Large site lends to expansion.List #7310 $1,190,000 Super New England style home. Deepwater canal, lay-along dock. Two-story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dormer windows w/views. All tile interior, tongue & groove paneling, ceiling fans. Canal outlets to the Atlantic. Fully furnished.List #7863 $195,000Casuarina Point! Bahama Palm Shores! Gorgeous 28,000 plus s.f. beach front home site, well-priced. Safe, secluded community. #7479. $86,500 Bahama Palm Shores! Beach front home site, 18,920 square feet with 120 feet on the beach! #7731. $69,800 Casuarina Point! Walk to 8 Mile Beach! Nice 13,000 s.f home site. Good investment. Close to bone fishing. #7159 $15,000 Joe Bookies Bay! Realistically-priced, 10 acres of prime, undeveloped land. Nice elevations, rocky shore and sand beach. Resort Potential. #7793. $364,000 Joes Creek! 2+ acres. Build single family or duplex. Convenient location with highway frontage & beach access. #7273. $144,000 Leisure Lee Beach Front! Half acre plus home site.100+ ft. of shoreline. Well-maintained and ready to build. #5272. $233,500 Leisure Lee! Two Canal front home sites on main waterway. Selling quickly, dont wait! #4416. $50,000 each Marsh Harbour! Building site near Boat Harbour and all amenities. Build commercial or residential. #6351 $120,000 Marsh Harbour! Landmark property. 6 unit self-catering inn on 1 plus acres of prime real estate. Room to expand, great investment. #7432. Serious inquiries only, please. Pelican Shores! Gorgeous 3/3 harbour front villa. All custom designer interiors. Deep water dock w/boat lift. #6010. $1,785,000 Regattas of Abaco. Choice rentals, beautifully furnished, long term and short term. Please call for details. Royal Harbour Village. 2 bed/1.5 bath apartment available. Fully furnished. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Select Properties Residential Rentals Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsBoaters Paradise still available on the pristine Sea of Abaco. All ocean front lots are under contract, however the Sea of Abaco still awaits with its perfect deep water dock on parcel 5, as well as the ideal island cottage. Parcel 4 is a magnificent lot, deep water for a dock, as well as beautiful property for a custom home or cottage. The best beach on Elbow Cay with its long winding white sand shores is just a short walk away. Beach access is provided to the north of parcel 3. Call today to schedule an appointment to view this one-of-a-kind property on Elbow Cay.Chris Thompson Real EstateFamily Island SpecialistsLocated at One Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, BahamasContact Chris Thompson or Greg Roberts(242) 366-0216 phone (242) 366-0223 faxVisit our website for additional listings at www.elbow-cay.com Sea To Sea Estate Property This Property is Shown by Appointment Only and is Offered Exclusively by UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs Nine oil exploration licenses were recently granted by the Bahamas government to the Kerr-McGee company of Oklahoma City. Initial reports were sketchy but indicate the area is 100 miles north of Freeport on the Great Bahama Bank as a part of the Blake Plateau Basin. This is contradictory as the Great Bahama Bank is West of Andros with the Little Bahama Bank being north of Grand Bahama. Initial reports indicate nine licenses were given for exploration on 6.5 million acres in water ranging from 650 feet to 7,000 feet deep. Fees of $900,000 were paid for the licenses with exploration expenses expected to be $25 million or more. It was stated that government will receive $4 million during the exploration phase and stands to receive 18 percent of any revenue if oil is found. Several drilling platforms have been operating off the Walkers Cay area but it is not known if these are associated with the KerrMcGee company The Blake Plateau is an extensive underwater shelf north of Grand Bahama extending off the U.S. coastline to the Georgia area.Oil Exploration Licenses Are Granted

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July 15th, 2003 The Abaconian Page 39 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 One pair of 225 HP Mercury engines with good compression. Need lower units. $4000 for pair OBO. Call 367-2992 day and 367-4615 night Wave Runner Seadoo Bombardier, two man, excellent cond, cover, low hours. Can be seen at Scotland Cay $2,950. Call 375-8226 or 561738-0996 15 Boston Whaler with 40 HP Yamaha $3500 21 Aquasport 150 HP Yamaha $4000 21 Grady White no motor $1000 Tel 367-5415 18 JC Craft, 70 HP Johnson outboard installed Sept 1999 with 125 hrs, centre console with permanent Bimini. DUTY PAID. $8000 ONO Call 366-0194 18.5 Offshore Wahoo, 140 HP Evinrude (motor and trailer incl.) $9000 ONO Nights 366-2014 19 Mako w/ 2002 4-stroke 100 HP Yamaha. Asking $10,000 OBO Call 366-0186 or 3943410 Photo 23 Century w/200 HP Yamaha. Low hours, mint condition, Bahamian DUTY PAID. Call 366-0347 27 Boston Whaler, 88, new 2000 Yamaha 250s (160 hrs), completely refurbished in 2001, DUTY PAID. $48,500. See Treasure Cay Dockmaster or call 305-446-5225 27 Albin Cabin Cruiser, 1986, 140 HP Yanmar diesel. DUTY PAID. Call after 5 3654261 Photo 44 Thompson Trawler 1977, new teak floor, dinghy, motor, blue Sunbrella, low time, Ford Lehman Diesel & 15 KW generator, ice maker, 2 refrigerators, Princess stove, much more. Located in Hope Town. $99,000 Call Jill/Chris 366-0151 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. 100 KW Perkins diesel generator, 2001, used as stand-by, self contained. ready to go. Call 3596707 Grove crane RT-60S 18 ton all terrain crane 72 stage boom 360o, swing cab, sandblasted painted, rebuilt lift cylinders, Detroit diesel, 4 x 4 all wheel steer, runs and operates strong. Would also make good pedestal crane on ship or barge. DUTY PAID $21,000 OBO Call 477-5292 or 375-8833 Toyota Forklift 4000 pound lift, LP gas, rebuilt lift cylinder and starter, new alternator, pneumatic tires, runs and looks good. $3400. Call 477-5292 or 375-8833 Computer system, HP Vectra PII 400 mhz, 128 MB RAM, CD, 10GB HD, USB, Windows & various programs. $550 Phone: 242423-6293 COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Call Us for All Your Travel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters AvailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278 Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 9 am 6:30 pm Sundays 10 am 4 pm Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. ROCK & FILL 97 LTDSand Rock Quarry Cracker Dust Topsoil Tel: 242-367-3650 Fax: 242-367-2988 COMMERCIAL SERVICES COMMERCIAL SERVICESDundas Town/ Marsh Harbour Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in one of the fastest growing communities in The Bahamas. Established retail-service business for sale (retail section can be sold separately). Will consider lease/buy option. Excellent location for future growth on main highway. Tremendous clientele and goodwill. Over $100,000 annual sales possible. Owner must sell for personal reasons. Only serious inquires will be entertained. Phone/fax 242-3674380 E-mail: abaco_biss@hotmail.com PRICES REDUCED 98 Ford F150 truck, was $16,500 Now $15,500, 1995 Dodge Dakota truck was $9,500 Now $8500 1990 Ford F150 truck, was $10,000 Now $8500. Contact Earl or Noreen at 367-2289 or Jody at 367-5119 Honda Recon 2000 ATV 250 CC asking $4500 OBO Call Don 8-5 at 365-6086, evenings 3656149 evenings Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsDon MacKay Blvd. near Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Tom Cat EnterprisesSales Generators R.O. Systems Hi-pressure PumpsPhone/Fax: 242-366-0135 Hope TownRepairs Generators Gas Engines R.O. Systems Diesel Engines Lance R. NewboldCertified Diesel Mechanic Daily Scheduled FlightsFt. Lauderdale AbacoCharters and Cargo AvailableCall 367-3597 366-0069 Or 954-359-0380 Diane FletcherChartered Accountant ________________________________Financial Statement Preparation Business Licenses Audits and Investigations Accounting Software Installation and Training Specializing in Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Abaco Cellular 559-8889 Now Renting DVDs & Videos Open 9:00-6:00 Monday Friday Call 367-2042 for more detailsLocated on Don MacKay Blvd next to Computer CreationsElectronic World Freight Service The Lord ProvidesBetween Marsh Harbour, Nassau, Freeport, Inagua & Haiti Every six weeks Hubert and Mary Thassou at 357-6707 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & BoatsThe Healing Power ofTherapeutic Massageby LounetteMarsh Harbour Green Turtle Cay & Treasure CayAdvance appointment requestedTel: 375-8416VHF ch. 8 Little Moon 30 x 30 $660 up to a week15 x 15 $440 up to a week Includes set up and disassembly Rent-A-Tent Phone 367-3202 may be able to purchase land to build a new home. Min. Gibson in a Nassau press conference on June 24 stated that he and other government officials met with some of the residents of the Peas and realized that some are able to purchase land or a housing package. He stated that applicants must produce proof of residential status, source of income and the down payment. Answering a question about providing government housing for the displaced persons, he said,We dont have any plans for doing anything out of the ordinary. Min. Gibson announced that food, clothing and bedding had been shipped to Abaco for the fire victims through the Urban Renewal Project headed by Director Dr. David Allen. When Prime Minister Perry Christie visited Pigeon Peas after the fire, he said that all Haitians would be treated fairly and pledged to act in accordance with the treaty made with the Haitian government to repatriate all Haitians who fail to produce proof of residency in the Bahamas before January 12, 1985. CentralFrom Page 34 Buckling Up Saves Lives! VEHICLES FOR SALEPhoto 84 Chevy Suburban 6.2L diesel, auto, alloy wheels, window tint, low miles on rebuilt trans and rear end. Call for price. 367-5358 94 Ford Escort 4 door/5 speed. $4000 Call 375-8330 2000 Ford Ranger, extended cab, CD, bedliner, manual transmission. Excellent cond. $15,000 OBO Call 367-2178 Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 3672111

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